On Colin's last day in Switzerland, we took the train to Luzern and went up Mt. Pilatus. It was so breathtaking! The Alps were out in their full glory and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Best of all, they let us take the Bugaboo up in the gondola. Can you believe it?!
So you can see how at this point, I was a little annoyed.
Of course that was when Coco decided to drift off into a peaceful, angelic slumber in her buggy and I was just sure that they would tell us we couldn't take it up in the gondola. I mean, come on! It's the size of the gondola.
Actually, it was no problem. O.M.G. Seriously?! It was the most dramatically mood-changing awesome moment of my life. I was bracing myself in anticipation of that sneering "no" when I asked the ticket lady about the buggy and she just said, "Yep, you can take that on too" like it was no big deal and I was blown. Blown away! Giddy even. :) Ahhhhh!!!
We were rather crammed in there with still-sleeping little Coco, but it was comfortable enough for 15 minutes. She slept the whole way and we took in the views.
When we got halfway up, we switched to a cable car and happily, took our sleeping Coco onto that in her buggy as well. People were packed into the cable car like sardines, but no one asked us to fold the Bugaboo. How child-friendly!
At the top, everyone was soaking up the sun and the view. I just loved this mom and daughter napping together in a deck chair. The vibe was relaxed and peaceful and felt really serene.
Then we got outside and the full scope of the view from our mountaintop vista was realized. Isn't it brilliant?
Coco was still sleeping, so I insisted we head in to have lunch before she woke up.
The restaurant was the perfect blend of Alpine and hunting lodge chic. We loved the Ibex above the amazing fireplace.
Then she woke up and ate with us. She was a little groggy, but felt right at home in the Tripp-Trapp. The food was good, but a little salty for our tastes. Then we went outside to see what Coco would think.
She loved it, of course! :) Mt. Pilatus is just what you would expect from a day trip to the mountains in Switzerland. I think we will be taking all of our visitors there. Have you been?