National Day! We woke up and went down the mountain
and saw Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, and of course,
Contiki's authorized stop for shopping. I bought a
watch. Then off to the Stadtkellar for lunch
including cheese fondue (eew), salad (weird), and a veal
hotdog (no Nathan's hot dog). And yodelling, and
flag throwing! Then we had a couple of hours free
before our lake cruise on the crystal clear lake
Lucerne. It was Swiss National Day so the shops
closed early, but we wandered around before relaxing on
the boat. Oh wait, there was no relaxing on the
boat. The driver was definitely drunk and playing
danceparty music. We then took the cog railway up
the other side of the mountain. Tonight was movie
night and American Pie was playing, my finest work.
I stayed outside for a while to see the fabled fireworks
display. Lesson learned: fireworks look good from the
ground, they look small and dumb from 7000 feet up.
Second lesson: Contiki breakfasts are stale bread and
jelly. Where are my eggs? Bacon?