wonderful I just can't say more, and do justice. Had a little mountain shower while up at the glacier & too while sketching on the way back. The alpine climbers were seen in many places. So picturesque & all so lovely. We left at 3:30 & enjoyed it all just as much on our different route coming back. Changed cars once. If I could only think of all the many towns we go thru it would mean much more to me. I am so thrilled at it all I can hardly believe my own eyes. (The Aare River runs right by my window & such lovely gushing & sounds - 'tis great.
saw many things - Had drinks at the cafe de la paix -the most famous here I hear & then out again. The shops are so queer. We came home & had a lovely dinner & then right back we taxid to the l'opera. It was gorgeous - "Tias" & such glorious music & the whole thing glorious. The French are every where - very few Americans it seems. We had separate seats & I promenaded in the famous promenade & on the roof gallery during the time between acts. Afterwards we taxid home - tired and very sleepy.
Sunday July 1. Up by 9:15 - breakfasted in my room with lovely chocolato -rolls & butter c nothing
Aug. Left beautiful Interlaken at eight (8) by motor for Lucerne. The ride was really a great engineering feat - the cliffs - ravines - all were so wonderful, yet so dangerous. The Aare River followed us for miles & miles. We stopped at a lovely fall - rainbows here & there in its lovely waters. Passed & ice tunnel - in fact it was a tunnel last week & now the overhead is cleared away soon we could see the Rhone Glacier - the majestic piece of ice & snow. Stopped to see it & to visit the ice cave & grotto so beautifully hewn & such a perfect glassy blue. Really it was a marvel. Ate a piece of ice from this tunnel in the Rhone. On &
more). Taxid at once to the 'Louvre' & spent the entire morning in fact until after one. Met a boy from Poland - neither could possibly understand the other but he was perfectly delightful to me. He took me to two galleries on the other side of the Seine & here I may see modern pictures. He was a perfect gym of a boy. If only I could speak French Oh! how I wish I had had more of it in school. But wait - I am coming again & oh! how I shall study this winter. Taxid home & lunched & then Miss Dale & I were right off to Versailles to see the famous fountains play. They only play very, very frequently
on - but yet a short distance - we stopped for luncheon just beyond the glacier. Here we enjoyed it very much & especially the singing & playing of two men in the little hotel. They sang several songs of their native tongue & everyone seemed over pleased. Left the Grimsel Pass which was really a spectacle to me for the Furka Pass. These are the highest mountain passes in the whole of Europe. On our way to Lucerne we stopped at the Devil's Bridge & saw the mighty falls which hurled itself with magnetic force many feet below. We enjoyed this greatly. After a long ride again we stopped at Altdorf to see the famous