We started our trip with a flight from Dallas to Miami. I was on pins and needles about Beau having a smooth flight, but to our delight he literally didn't make a peep. He was the sweetest boy and I was truly shocked about how easy his first flight was. When we got off the plane in Miami, all of the flight attendants at the gate started speaking cheery, quick Spanish talking about Beau.. all I could get out of it was the Spanish word for hair! :)
Our ten hour flight to Milan was great too. Beau got a little fussy towards the middle of the flight during a feeding, but the white noise of the airplane kept our neighbors happy. :) We had never experienced a flight like this.. the plane was maybe half full. We moved from our row of two to a row of three so Beau could lay down between us. It was so nice! There were literally people laying down in every row, the flight attendants were offering everyone extra meals, etc. It's not something we could ever recreate but it was awesome for baby boy's first Transatlantic flight.
We landed in Milan at around 9am, claimed our baggage and picked up our rental car. We immediately drove several hours north to Lucerne, our home base for the trip. I am so, so glad that we chose Lucerne. It was a charming city that we fell in love with. Ben said that it's the European city he would choose to live in if we had to move. We settled in, took showers and naps, and then decided not to let a rainy evening squash our plans, we set out with umbrellas and found a cozy restaurant for a yummy pizza. When we were walking home the rain had cleared and we had the best sunset!
What I Wore:
Striped Sweatshirt (sold out at Tuckernuck)
The next day we had a lot to accomplish! We wanted to get a real feel for the country and see some gorgeous views but had only planned two nights in Switzerland. It's quite more expensive for everything, so we thought it would be best to limit our time there. The first goal was to see the most notable sight of Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge. I fell in love! It is so so charming!
We stopped at this lovely fruit stand (I shared it here) and got a yummy fresh smoothie. I wish I could have one every day, so delicious!
After the bridge, we hopped in the car and headed towards Interlaken. Isn't it crazy what all the houses outside of the city look like?
Once we got to Interlaken, we decided to just stop and feed Beau before moving on to Lauterbrunnen and then Gimmelwald. Beau's had his bottles in front of so many amazing sights on this trip!
When we got to Lauterbrunnen we just explored, took photos, and snuggled our babe. We didn't eat there, but there were lots of fun restaurants along the main drag.
At home, it's always so bright so I have very few photos of Beau outside with his eyes open. It was so nice to be somewhere that the sun wasn't blinding him!
Our next stop was to catch a cable car up in the mountains towards Gimmelwald. It was the first stop on the cable car, with the last stop leaving you up in the snowy Alps, but we were a little unsure about bringing our tiny boy up into the high altitude.
Gimmelwald is so incredibly charming. It felt like a little storybook town.
We ate at the sweetest little place overlooking the most incredible view. It is going to be one of my most memorable meals, for sure. The food was yummy and the view was just surreal.
After lunch we just walked around the tiny town.
The next two photos make me laugh! I spotted "The Honesty Shop" where there isn't a worker and you pay in a box. We were going to buy a postcard there but didn't have change, so it was the one time it wouldn't work out to shop, haha!
On our way out of Lucerne, I had spotted the most amazing scenic overlook, so it was a major priority to stop overlooking Lungern on the way back. We had to wait a few minutes when we pulled up for a large college group to clear out, but it was so worth it! Just looking at these photos makes me miss the mild weather so much. It's been miserably hot in Texas since we got home and I loved being able to wear coats and sweaters on our trip. It was especially nice for Beau!
To finish off our day, we ate a picnic dinner by the water and got a few pieces of yummy Swiss chocolate from a local shop. It was a long, full, and wonderful day!
PS. This gorgeous top, one of my favorites from summer, is on sale! I wore it later on in the trip, and wanted to give y'all a heads up in case it sells out! :)