Sunday, August 29, 2010

Leysin, Switzerland

View from our hotel room


Dad and I up in the mountains

Mark's hockey game!

Beautiful view of Mont Blanc

Riding the cable car up the mountain

View over Aigle in the valley

Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)

Dad in front of the revolving restaurant

Watching the world turn!

This past weekend, we drove up to the Swiss Alps to Leysin, Switzerland. Mark had his first pre-season hockey game there, so we decided to stay the night and show my Dad some of Switzerland's mountain peaks! We checked into our hotel, Le Grand Chalet and enjoyed a beer in the comfy lobby/bar before heading to "la patinoire" for Mark's hockey game.

The next day, we checked out of the hotel and took the cable car up the mountain to check out the views and Kuklos, the revolving restaurant. We lucked out with a cool, but gorgeous day and had great views of the mountains and Lake Geneva. We enjoyed a drink and snack and watched the world spin! The restaurant takes an hour and a half to turn 360 degrees and now runs on solar power. Finally, it was time to head back down the mountain and home to Lausanne.

1 comment:

  1. I admit I was relieved to hear that the restaurant at least rotates slowly or what a meal that would be. :) I hope your dad is enjoying the visit!