Sunday Jana and I skipped out on church early because there is only one boat all week that runs from Thun to Interlaken and we made sure we were on it. We grabbed our picnic lunch, took a train to Thun, and then got on the boat for a spectacular 2 and 1/2 hour boat ride to Interlaken. The leaves were bright, the sandwiches, chips, and chocolate were delicious, and except for Jana beating me at cards, it was a perfect trip. Our plan was to take the train home from Interlaken but we were having so much fun and the sun had finally come out, we took the boat back another 2 1/2 hours to where we started. Needless to say, we had a relaxing day and saw some great stuff - twice.
Monday was kind of dreary and wet. We bagged our big plans for the day and headed for the mall. I found a great purse, Jana got a few fun little things, and then we headed home to fix dinner and do some much needed laundry. They all can't be dream days.
Tuesday we took a train to Lauterbrunnen and then a gondola up the side of the mountain to Murren. Our plan was to go to Gimmelwald and then Trummelbach Falls but the tram to Gimmelwald was closed and then we found out that the falls were also closed. Rick Steve had said they were open til mid November. Guess you can't always go by Rick Steve's book. We had lunch in Murren and then took a really great train ride up the opposite side of the mountain to Wengen. Jana was amazed by all the waterfalls and the great views of the Alps. When we arrived back in Bern Jana suggested we go see the temple. We checked the schedule and found a train leaving from the opposite end of the terminal in three minutes. We ran as fast as two old farts can, and barely made it. Maybe we aren't as old as I think. We took the train out to Zolikofen and saw the temple, had dinner in Zolikofen and got home just in time to say good night to the kids. Good timing on our part.