TBT: Ron Revisits the Swiss Cows Above Lake Lucerne, Switzerland!

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As I (Alexandra) was writing our Branding Moments post this morning about the Swiss cows who graze on the spring and summer green grasses of the meadows and plateaus, I remembered the Swiss chocolate milk colored cows we met in Bürgenstock on our honeymoon.

 

When Ron was 17, he toured various European capitals with his parents.  One of the places he loved was Bürgenstock mountain which is above Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.  At the time, he told his parents, he would bring his wife there for their honeymoon.

Photo by Baumanns

 To get there you ride a train to the Hammetschwand Elevator.  The Lift is the highest elevator in Europe.  It connects a rock path with the lookout point to the Bürgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne (Wikipedia).

Fast forward 4 years later, we are married and buy tickets to Europe after returning many of the gifts from our shower and wedding. You would not believe how many beautiful crystal ashtrays two non-smokers received, along with several mixers, crystal barware, platters, toasters, etc.. We were thankful as they funded our trip, and a Eurailpass.  

Pictured above is Ron on our honeymoon.  He was getting reacquainted with his old friends.  Little did we know then, that we would be discussing Swiss Chocolate brands and the cows who spend their spring and summers in the mountains feasting on mountain grass!

 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I can only imagine the marvelous views that can be seen from that elevator, Alexandra.  Love that picture of Ron!

Jul 13, 2017 03:36 PM #4
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What a great memory for you both. I would love to go to Switzerland one day. Great picture of Ron.

Jul 13, 2017 03:38 PM #5
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What wonderful photos and memories for both of you. That lift is pretty amazing. I've not been to Switzerland but it's on my list!

Jul 13, 2017 04:08 PM #6
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Jeff Dowler it is well worth seeing.  It is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit.  A

Jul 13, 2017 04:18 PM #7
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Harry F. D'Elia we love Paris, and have visited many times.  Both of my parents lived there at different times.  My mother was born in France.  A

Jul 13, 2017 04:19 PM #8
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Steven Nickens
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The Hills are Alive with Music. Wait that is Austria, but you gotta love the mountains in Switzerland. 

Jul 13, 2017 08:59 PM #9
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Thank you for taking us on your honeymoon. I only had three days off after our honeymoon so Europe was a little out of the question at the time. We've made it several time in 37 years Alexandra now!

Jul 13, 2017 09:16 PM #10
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What great memories and certainly a better use of the money that crystal ashtrays.

Jul 13, 2017 10:36 PM #11
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That is a nice memory to share and I sure hope Ron kept the outfit he had on. Maybe frame it?

Jul 14, 2017 01:12 AM #12
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Good morning A.  You would not get my wife on that platform for a million dollars.  She'll fly 5 miles above the ground, but that one not a chance in.H---

Jul 14, 2017 03:00 AM #13
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Thanks for the fond memories and photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jul 14, 2017 03:59 AM #14
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Good morning Alexandra. This is terrific and I love the history you shared with us too.

Jul 14, 2017 07:41 AM #15
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Hi Alexandra - Cool photo of young stud Ron! I like the hair. And that elevator would be very intimidating for me - not good with heights.

Jul 14, 2017 12:24 PM #16
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Patricia Feager
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I could walk to Lucerne from my daughter and son-in-law's house. It's so unique with timeless beauty! Ron looks great in that photograph! 

Jul 14, 2017 10:05 PM #17
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Joe Pryor Ron did not keep that outfit, but as I was perusing our photos, I noticed he wore it again in other pictures with other pants.  It was very fashionable in those days, LOL  A

Jul 14, 2017 10:06 PM #18
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Dick Greenberg , I think like fine wine, he is better looking now than then...and he still has great hair!

Jul 14, 2017 10:07 PM #19
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Patricia Feager Switzerland is so uniquely beautiful,  We spent a bit of time there starting in Zurich and heading to Lucerne.  How lovely to go for a walk like that from your daughter and son-in-law's home.  Have a great weekend.  A

Jul 14, 2017 10:09 PM #20
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - If only, I could visit there more often. But when I do, it's always like magic! Zurich is lovely too. That's where I fly in and out. Their airport is exceptional and I love to ride the train and see and hear those cows and cowbells inside the airport train! 

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Hi Alexandra and Ron -- ahh, Ron show signs of foresight from a young age.  It obviously has served him well.  Nice ThrowBack Thursday moment.  

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What wonderful memories!  We especially love Interlaken and the surrounding areas.  There's nothing like the chocolate or the ice cream from those grass-fed cows!

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