a.m. sharp, seven cars arrived in Würenlos. The organizers Dave and
Stephan were still hoping for a couple of late arrivers due to oversleeping
- in vain. Around 9:30 a.m. the group headed off on a short drive to the
restaurant Rüsler (I was surprised to leave learn that the lower-Alps
start right here in Baden!) where we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of
the Swiss Alps with treats of coffee and croissants.
by morning we know it was going to be a beautiful sunny day but we were
surprised by the early heat.
After 'recharging our batteries' in this alpine restaurant we headed
down a small road through forest following the Mutschellen to the Reuss
valley. We passed many idyllic, little villages and via Affoltern a. A.
arrived in Mühleberg for the planned lunch. However, we first had
to earn it dearly; Dave and Stephan had prepared a competition to test
our geography-savvy. Here one of the questions: What town is Swiss: Wüetikon-Hämikon-Grimmialp-Gräslikon?
(Answer: see bottom of article.) So, another 28 similar questions had
to be solved first. Obviously women were the stronger sex here - they
took silver and gold!
an excellent meal we drove down to the Reppisch valley and along the Türler
lake. At the intersection to Affoltern we lost Dani who missed the exit
due to the traffic. However, thanks to cellular technology Dave chased
him down and brought Dani back to the 'herd.' Now back in the Reuss valley,
we played a round of mini-golf and cooled off with a bier before heading
back to Zürich. René made everybody know his excitement to
drive a Viper today on his birthday.
A final stop at the country Ranch in Buchs, ZH, and we wrapped up a wonderful
outing with a last drink.
Report from Renate Ryser