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Tuesday, 10-Jun-2003 00:00
Interlaken, Switzerland
(June 7) After spending the afternoon with Mitzi and Junnieâ??s friends, we drove to Interlaken, which is north of the central range of the Bernese Alps and flanked by Thune See and Brienzer See (lakes). This was the same place where Mama got anxious visiting last September. I quite understood why she felt that way. The road going there passed through mountains and along raging streams of water that probably came from the melted snow up in the Alps.

The sun was still up but it seemed darker than usual as the rays couldnâ??t get through the thick branches of tall trees that lined the path. It actually felt like we were headed right up against the mountains as they loomed high and mighty in front of us. Quite daunting but exciting nonetheless. I could imagine how Mama must have felt.

As we neared the mountain resort, a red hot Ferrari whizzed by. How could it have driven that fast on those hairpin turns? What a mean machine!

The resort was secluded yet a lot of people were hiking, having coffee, sightseeing or plain relaxing when we got there. Chalets doubled up as bars, restaurants, coffee shops or souvenir shops. The latter were already closed so souvenir shopping was put off for another day. We spent some time taking in the mountain view and the mist-like spray of the waterfalls. It was heavenly!

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