The Split up in Mürren│After much fun and excitment in the snow on Schilthorn, I return to Justin and Eli. As I explained yesterday, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven while I was out there, on the edge of the mountain, looking over one of the most majestic sights that I had ever seen. When I got back to the platform, Piz Gloria, and found my boys, Justin will not very impressed with me. Thanks to my daydreaming we were now facing a potential parking fine down in Lauterbrunnen. We had heard that parking fines in Switzerland were sometimes quite high, and that we should always make sure to have our parking meter topped up with enough money. Since we had no idea how long our trip to the top of Schilthorn would take, we just guessed.
Instead of all rushing down the hill, when we got to Mürren, we decided to split up. There was a little bit of a walk from the cable car station on one side of this car-less town, to the train station on the other side of town. Usually we are quite good hurrying along together, but this time we decided to split up so that Justin had a better chance at getting down to the foot of the mountain in as little time as possible. When you are on a two month long journey, you really don’t want to waste part of your daily budget on a parking fine. And since we didn’t know what the procedures was for this situations, we didn’t want to find out the hard way.
Justin raced off while Eli and I followed not too far behind. As I got to the Mürren train station, I saw the train waiting so I started running – hoping to climb on the train and see Justin. In my haste, I took what I thought was a short cut, and ended up on a platform where I couldn’t lower the stroller. I therefore had to run around the back of the station, and by the time I reached the tracks, the train was disappearing in the distance. A quick study of the timetable revealed that from that point onwards, the trains would be coming at much larger intervals. Eli and I settled down to wait 40 minutes for the next train! With no way of catching up to Justin, we walked around slowly, taking in this beautiful area and the soft afternoon glow.
Even though I felt bad for causing the rush at the end of the day, I still really appreciate that I had those peaceful moments on the top of Schilthorn. My husband is amazing! I am thankful that he is so unselfish, and always willing to let me wander off to take photos. If we had our way, we would never split up, but sometimes it does still happen.
Justin ended up making it back down to the car without us getting any sort of ticket. When he got down there he realized that we had been silly. If we had parked in the underground parking, there would have been no rush down since the parking is paid when you leave the area. Oops!
We finished a wonderful day with dinner next to Thun Lake, at Seerestaurant Beatenbucht. The sunset was incredible and we couldn’t help by feel absolutely blessed. This had been an unforgettable day!