Lake LucerneAugust 2017
We spent most of our time in Switzerland this summer around beautiful Lake Lucerne. From our house sit in the village of Merlischachen, we had wonderful views of the ever-changing lake and mountains out our windows. Merlischachen is a charming place to stay, with a handful of old chalet-style houses and a little lakeside park. The nearby city of Lucerne has a pretty old quarter full of medieval wooden bridges, stone towers, and elaborately painted buildings. Above Lucerne looms 7,000-foot Mount Pilatus, where we saw not only amazing views but also wild ibex---a first for us.