Lucerne, Switzerland is probably the most beautiful place I've ever visited. (The Island of Capri off the coast of Italy is a close second.) Here's the view as we drove to our hotel about 20 minutes out of the city.
Purple Plunge - most of our kids swam in this amazing lake - I hear it was pretty chilly. Since the temp was just 65 or so in the daytime, I'm guessing chilly is an understatement.
Penn, Jones, Higdon, Rush, and Dunn gathered in the hotel for a show.
Simic visits with her relatives who visited from Bosnia.
How's this for a gathering spot? It's easy to remember the ice cream cones.
Lots of our kids danced a conga line with the yodeling group.
Then, several of our kids asked members of the senior age tour group to dance -- much fun ensued. It was so cute to see these teenagers dancing with grandparent age partners to authentic Swiss music and yodeling.
There was blowing of the 'Ricola' horn. I blew it too, but I don't want to talk about it. Let's just say I should've paid attention to the technique the group used. My horn blowing was accidentally pornographic. :0 Aackk! (These interior shots were all with my iphone and aren't great quality - my apologies.)
Another Purples Plunge photo- Bolton and Bristow this time.
Jordan and Yates post plunge...Higdon is acting goofy in the background.
Our fearless plunge leaders - Settle and Widener. These cats are crazy!
More shots of the city and waters in Lucerne...
I have so many great photos of Lucerne that I might have to share a few more in the future. I hope this collection has inspired you to want to visit if you have the opportunity!