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Day 26 – Paris to Interlaken

Well to appease the masses, I will continue updating this journal. I have about 27 days to update now, 20 of which have completed outlines. There are three days which are not outlined in the middle of Rome, but hopefully I can remember them when the time comes.

In Paris, so long ago, we got up and packed and checked out of the hotel. We then took the public transportation to Gare de Lyon, the train station. We checked our bags in because we didn’t want to carry them around. Oddly enough, right outside the locker storage there was some dog shit on the ground, in the station… Very strange, and unsanitary, but whatever. We decided to go out for a stroll. Picked up some food at a close by supermarket, and mailed postcards out to people. The machine I was using to buy stamps was a bit French, and I say this meaning I tried to get rid of a lot of my change by putting small coins in, but because of poor planning I went over and it spit back a million tiny one cent change things at me. The machine obviously could tell what I was doing and decided to give me an even larger pocket of coins to deal with.

Anyhow, we walked to a Jardin. Walked in the sun, ate our food, developed the “Cheeks System” a bit more, a secret language that only we can understand. A lot of people around the garden were eating McDonalds, in fact, almost everyone was eating McDonalds, which was so weird. For the longest time we couldn’t find the mothership of the so-called-morsels, and then we saw it across the street. I don’t understand how people can stand that stuff.

Anyhow, headed back to the train station the long way. Walked around a hospital. Saw an amazing gorgeous girl riding on a bike straight towards us and we both become completely speechless as she passed and left forever never to be seen again. Happened in an instant, but oh wow.

As we were taking luggage out of the storage place, I noticed there were dog shit footsteps leading too and from the previously mentioned monument. We got on the train, switched trains in Bern, and finally got to Interlaken fairly late. We got off at the stop we thought we were supposed to get off at… but then realized it was the wrong stop. We made friends with two canadian girls who were also headed to our hostel, and started walking in a direction we thought it was. Asked for some directions from some people having dinner and a guy, who spoke very poor english, tried to direct us. We walked for a long ways along the river, and oddly enough found it. It was right there suddenly, and hurray! Soon afterwards we were sleeping.

Day 27 – Interlaken

I got up and showered, and Mode soon got up and we both went over to the semi-close supermarket called Coop (coop? co-op? pronunciation questionable). Got some food and stuff for hiking. Came back and had a bit of breakfast and then set out into the cloudy day. It had been slightly showering here and there, but that wasn’t going to stop us from hiking.

The path we set out on was what I like to call Heidi Klum. Actually it was called Hardy Klum or something. So we hiked up Heidi Klum. It was a long hike, and I think I took it better than Mode did. I was always a few couples of steps ahead of him. But he made it, and we progressed our way up the mountain stopping at various points to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. The day got sunnier as it went along. We saw black slugs, butterflies, nature, and all sorts of stuff. At one stop there was a nice shack with tons upon tons of graffiti in it. One of them said that this couple got engaged there, which was cute. Mode and I left our small marks, and continued up. There was a field of flowers that reminded me a LOT of Sound of Music, except it was at an extreme angle. So I had to do the Julie Andrews dance while Mode took a picture. Finally we got to the top and there was a lovely restaurant there just waiting for us. Expensive, but so worth it, and had a large meatloaf hearty meal, accompanied by a well earned large beer and followed by dessert. Mode had a treasure box ice cream thing, and got a terydactyl toy thing in the secret compartment at the bottom! Awesomeness. After filling up I had to go down the slide at the nearby childrens’ playground. It was exciting for about 3 seconds and then slowed down to a stop because of the rain on the slide. Psh. Oh well.

Took the tram down and rested back at the hostel. Mode took a nap. I worked on the journal, read some Moby Dick, and since I didn’t think Mode would be up for a while I left a note and took a really nice walk. I went down along the length of the river to the big lake at the mouth, and then crossed a railroad bridge to come back along the opposite side. Along the way I saw a lot of slugs, some cute girls, and a couple that was holding hands while bike riding. It was very relaxing.

After I got back Mode was up, and we were ready to make the extra pasta that I had kept in my bag since Brugge. We used the kitchen at the hostel and had an amazing dinner. Then we sat out in the patio chilling with people and talking about music. It got late and we went to bed.