We separate for a few days. Gerd spends a lot of time with his mum, I take Felix and pick up my girlfriend for a road trip.
The vintage radio underlines our mood with old jokes and as if we had only seen each other a few days ago, we pick up where we left off in April.
We travel with Felix from Bern to Kandersteg, take the car train to Goppenstein (wow, that's another challenge for me, after all I haven't travelled at all for almost 5 months and then something like this. Does Felix actually fit on the car train? Good question!) and we are already in the Valais. According to the weather app, the sun comes out as we sit in the Gondeli on the Riederfurka.
Halfway up, the inevitable happens. She (my girlfriend!) wants to go up. That's great. After the little hills of the last few months, not my cup of tea. But fortunately my body remembers past mountain stages and - even if it doesn't look like it - I hike up the mountains like a young gem.
The autumn-coloured forest, the view of the ever-shrinking Aletsch glacier and the anticipation of the Chässchnitte make me happy. It's so nice to be in the mountains. I had forgotten a little bit how great the Swiss Alps are and what enchanting power they exude.
It's not our fault that the Chässchnitte didn't happen. In the Wunsch-Berg-Beizli, they have switched to Guide Michelin, nothing with farmer-mountain food. But as is the way with hungry mountain gays: we'll just have star chef food. It shouldn't be up to us.
Merci for "travelling with us
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