We packed a lunch and left in the morning and drove to a little place called Isenfluh. (See more amazing pictures here.) The drive to get there took us up, up and up into the mountains, and we didn't see any other cars on our way there, which made me wonder if it was a real place. But sure enough, we found the little cluster of homes, a restaurant, and the cable car.
The older kids (especially Cameron who is not a fan of heights) were nervous about riding in the cable car, as you can see from their faces, but it was a Swiss must-do. The younger kids, were just excited as can be, as you can see from their faces. So typical of our troop.
Finally we reached our destination, this peaceful mountain lake. We ate our lunch, skipped rocks, and played hide-and-seek. It was the most perfect afternoon with my family. Absolutely perfect. The kind of perfect I wish I could carry in my pocket and pull it out and relive it again and again.
If I was a better writer I would try to capture more of the details and heart-warming moments of the day, but it's just too daunting of a task. They will just have to remain tucked away in my memory, hopefully a core memory, that I will hold on to, just like this.