|Getting to watch the "diggers" during breakfast.|
There was not a show tonight so the others slept late. Cozzie and I strolled along the Rhein in a different direction this morning from our stroll last evening, found another playground and by noon were in the play area across the street from our hotel.
By then the others were up so loading in began. Cozzie was getting very ready for a nap by the time we left Basel about 1 PM. He slept the whole way to Lausanne which took about 2 hours.
Will share some photos from our day. It did not rain but it was hazy so we did not have spectacular views of mountain peaks as we had on our drive Wednesday. Still a beautiful country.
The closer we got to Lausanne, the more we began to climb, drive through tunnels and see snow capped mountains in the distance. We did not have rain today but there was a cloudy haze which prevented us from having the spectacular sights we had on Wednesday.
Lausanne is ringed by mountains and is built on high hills. Streets are steep, narrow and winding. Many buildings have elegant, old facades. We did some exploring on foot so have a few photos of our first evening here. We will have 2 nights in this city.
|Papa found this playground near the place he parked the van. He took us there, parked the van and we took a tram back to the hotel.|
|Close to the play scape I spied lovely flower beds.|
|The coolness of the altitude is the ideal condition for tulips and pansies.|
|Lovely groupings with complimentary shades...|
|Cloudy haze prevents us from viewing the mountain tops...|
|A clock within this slope of pansies...|
|Back to the playscape to find Papa and Mama helping Cozzie maneuver along the challenging levels...|
|3 slides at this playground...|
|And now for a fun tram ride back to the hotel...|
|Before dinner, we explored an area in which Shara remembered there was an interesting clock which had fun things happening on the hour. We hoped for some action on the half hour but were disappointed so we waited until the hour.|
|At 7 PM we were treated to some creative characters who entertained us pleasantly.|
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|Example of elegant, old architecture in Lausanne...|
|Narrow, winding, climbing streets...|
We are again thankful for safely in travel as we have been on the road so much in this past month. I am still enjoying the passing scenes as we travel the highways connecting all the places Shara has had shows this past month.
She will perform at 3PM tomorrow afternoon and the final show will be Sunday evening.
Cozzie and I are tucked into our hotel room and will get to be here for 2 nights before moving on Sunday. We'll explore some more tomorrow and keep you informed through this blog.