Killing our jet lag
Trip Start Oct 08, 2010
23Trip End Nov 10, 2010
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Feeling almost human- slept 'til 10:30, far longer than planned, but at least put paid to the rest our sleep deficit. There seems to be an awful lot to learn - apart from an assortment of languages. Like a fool I said I'd shower first. Had a ccccold shower as we hadn't really figured out the workings of the water heater. Steve got scared then and went to have his shower at the campground showers. Said the water pressure was so hard, it nearly peeled his skin off. Adventures!
Hit up a grocery store to stock up and had what we thought would be a cheap lunch in a restaurant attached to store. 40 Francs for not a lot, yet in other place we get more than we can eat for half that- have to be vigilant.
Now I have to thank my kids for the GPS device, without which (and sometimes even despite!) we'd be lost. A few things to remember- the device doesn't take into account the dimensions of our vehicle so we sometimes turn a corner only to shout a big Whoa! We've determined that whoever isn't driving will get out to direct as we back up- the insurance covers everything except for failures to take into account the size of the camper- our most likely downfall!
Beautiful day of driving, too bad it`s a little overcast, or at least foggy in the upper reaches, some magnificent views. Often though the road is too narrow to be able to stop for pictures in the best spots. We're headed towards the Gotthard tunnel to go through the Alps. I think there was an episode of Frontiers of Construction detailing the construction of this tunnel- in fact I think it may still be ongoing.
Sitting in a bar in the square in Altdorf, hurrying to type this up as the tourist centre that has internet access closes soon. Forgot the camera cable so pictures will again have to wait. Steve says life is fabulous- we haven't seen a pickup truck since we've been here. There are a bunch of really old men sitting in the bar here- he wants to get our picture sitting with them so we can tell our coffee buddies they've been replaced! (not true guys!).