Driving in Switerland is candy for all the senses. Each small town is beautifully kept and you can see tiny villages nestled in the valleys surrounded by mountains. We decide to . . .
It's time to go so we pile into the car and set off. While purchasing our coffee, Carolyn inquires about getting to the next village and the owner informs us that the overpass is still closed due to snow and we need to take the tunnel throught the mountain rather than over it. We follow the directions given and arrive at a booth to the tunnel entrance. I am expecting to pay a toll and continue on my way. This is not the case: rather, this crossing is done by train where all the cars are loaded onto train cars and while parked the train carries its cargo through the tunnel. Quite organized and efficient. After a thirty minute wait (it's like waiting for the ferry for Bowen Island) we are all loaded and are transported through. Again we marvel at the beauty of Switerland with its towering mountains and green valleys.
Soon enough we are nearing Zurich and Carolyn proposes we make a small detour into Lichtenstein, which is a tiny country between Switzerland and Austra. We detour here and go for a walk and climb a small hill to the token castle (I think every major town in Europe has its token castle) where we take in beautiful views and then head back down for a picnic lunch by a pond.