Switzerland, Day 10: Grindelwald-Luzern-Lucarno

The next morning, we set out for Luzern to pick up SMS’ jacket.  Sigh.  Luzern was not good for remembering things- my bag and his jacket.  Fortunately, we got both things back!  I wasn’t so lucky with my pants at Blüemlisalphütte- how do you lose a pair of pants when you only have a small backpack full of stuff?  I don’t know either!

Anyway, we went back to Gisele and Kathy’s house to pick up the jacket, which went very smoothly.  They had gone to the US so one of the US softball women left it in the mailbox- it worked out perfectly!  To make the Luzern trip a little more than just a jacket retrieval mission, we went to the Rosengart Collection for just under an hour.  I really liked the Paul Klee works.  Then we picked up a pepitas pretzel from Pretzel King and hopped on the train to Ticino.

Both of us were really excited about this part of the trip.  I had been with my siblings when Brady lived in Zurich.  SMS had traveled there right after college with a friend of his.  We were excited to see old-new places together.

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We had connected through Bellinzona and arrived in Locarno around 5.  We had an Aperol Spritz while we waited for our AirBnB host.  Renata was kind enough to pick us up from the station- when we met up with her, a huge thunderstorm started so we had another Aperol Spritz while we waited.  Yay!

Locarno, Piazza Grande
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We settled in at Renata’s and then went to Bar Piazza in the Grande Piazza. We had a pizza dinner that was tasty and finished up with nocino and gelato to finish.  Yum!

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