Tuesday, August 24, 2010


"Hey Savanna, wanna go to Lucerne after class tomorrow?" -Wes. . .Me- "Um, yeah!!!!"
If we were in the US this would be like me asking my lab partner to take a joy ride to New York for the afternoon. Great thing about Switzerland, you can actually do it and be home by 9 o' clock. Gotta love small countries. Lucerne was so pretty! Only down side was that it was packed full of tourists. After living here for two weeks it feels strange to refer to other people as tourist and not myself. But I'm not technically! My name is on a piece of scotch tape on the mail box. But here they are actually mail BOXes. Not the awkwardly shaped half of an oval things that we have. And these would be much harder for someone to destroy with a baseball bat. So without further due, I present a tour of Lucerne:)

This is the first thing I saw when I got off the train. I don't know what is or what it is for but it is cool! And believe it or not this isn't the meeting place of the train station. The meeting place is on the very bottom floor by a grocery store. Not sure what the Swiss were thinking there.

This bridge is what Lucerne is known for.

There are swans everywhere around the bridge! They aren't even skiddish. I saw one lady petting one.

Wes and I wanted good ole fashioned chocolate chip cookies. This country doesn't believe in cookies. Though they do believe in hamburger shaped desserts. They are really famous and way over priced. Bite size too if you can't tell. They aren't like a big mac or anything.

They come in all kinds of flavors!!!! I had chocolate mango. Great combination!

I love this picture because a year ago I saw Jessica(the girl who went fromMO to switzerland last year) post a picture of herself in front on this same bridge. And now I'm actually here. It's pretty mind boggling.

Me and Wes, from Reno, Nevada

Mark Twain wrote about this in a book or something saying it was saddest rock in the world. It is in memorial of the swiss guards that died defending the king in the French Revolution. While I was there I was thinking awesome, fellow Missourian. But then I wasn't quite sure he is Missourian. But I certainly hope so or else I lied to lots of people.

I hope you liked Lucerne(Luzern in german). I know I did!


  1. Thanks for the awesome tour Savanna. Felt like I was there.

  2. Yes, Mark Twain was born in MO - here you can educate yourself on him:


  3. I actually got to go on a vacation this summer! A virtual one but it was awesome! Thanks Savanni! Cookie recipe forthcoming friend!

  4. Savy girl...loving your adventures!! Can't wait to c pics from the Great Saint Bernard Pass & Monastery...HINT! HINT! "Greer" says to "woof hello" to her fellow Swiss! Love You! Have Fun! "Gail & Greer" :0D