Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last Stop, Lucerne!

This is the last installment of mom's Big World Assignment in Switzerland!

  It was time for mom to head back toward the area where the airport was, so she drove over the Brunig Pass and saw more beautiful sights, like the village of Lungern and the Lungerersee.
Her drive took her from the Berner Oberland region where she had stayed over to her final Swiss destination of Lucerne. 

 Lucerne has a famous covered bridge, the Chapel Bridge, that was first constructed in the 14th Century.  There was a fire in 1993 that destroyed much of the bridge but it has been restored since then.

Mom was looking at art on the bridge, and slacking off on finding me animal friends again.  This artwork dates back to the 17th Century.  Then she told me to take a look at my Horse animal friends depicted in the artwork.  Very funny, mom.

 Again, mom liked seeing all the pretty flowers everywhere, including on this bridge.
Hey, I think I see some of my Birdie friends on the top of the bridge!

Then I guess it was "Play a Joke on a JellyBean Day" again.  Mom said she took a ride on a Dragon.  Very funny, mom.
Mom went on a boat ride on a boat called "The Dragon".  

When mom was on the Dragon boat, she then told me she saw a Red BullOk, I don't think this is funny any more, mom.
This is a Red Bull Festival held every year called Flugtag, and humans build homemade flying machines and see if they can make them take flight off a 30 foot high deck, and "here is a video".
Just plain silly, if you ask me.

Then Mom took pictures of what appeared to be a sailboat race.  
But where are the animals, mom??

Finally, oh finally, mom got off the boat and told me she saw some dirty Swans.   
I am a smart JellyBean, so I told mom, they are not dirty, they are just juveniles and they are called Cygnets!

I am not sure what to make of this last installment from mom, but I guess I will let it slide.  
Mom made her way to the airport and left Switzerland the next day.  She hopes to go back some day and find all those animal friends for me that she missed.
Next post, back to Texas!

Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!


Unknown said...

Wes has really, really enjoyed your Mommy's trip and the pictures she took. But me thinks yous will be very happy when she is home and can cuddles yous!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Beautiful sights. Sorry Mom did not find you any more animal friends!

roughseasinthemed said...

Your mom takes such great photos I think you shouldn't mind too much if there is one post without a lot of animal friends in it. And the cygnets were very cute weren't they?

Prints the Cat said...

I've enjoyed meeting all your new animal friends. Perhaps another trip is in order so your Mom can get back on track with finding the animals she missed. As for my parents, they enjoyed seeing all the interesting sites. It's so beautiful in Switzerland. A cat (and their human) could really enjoy relaxing on the countryside. Hopefully the adventures in Switzerland will be continued....

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

We finally got our mom to show us all of the posts from your mom's Switzerland assignment. The photos are gorgeous! It looks like your mom did an excellent job and found you some very interesting animal friends. Thanks for sharing her adventures with us.