The Wetterhorn mountain in Grindelwald
The majestic Eiger mountain: She protects the village
Candle lit lanterns were strewn all over town
The procession of men with traditional cow bells ringing as the bell hit their knees in unison
Food stalls on the streets were aglow, especially these Raclette machines producing melty hot cheese to eat with potatoes and pickles. Yum!
Everyone was invited to follow the procession to the fireworks location
Fireworks were going off everywhere and almost lit up the nearby Alps
My neighbor's house with a rainbow
I'm on my latest adventure in my father's hometown of Grindelwald, Switzerland. Last week the country celebrated its independence day with a street festival involving melted cheese, fireworks, cowbell-clad countrymen, grilled sausages, local Rügenbrau beer, and candlelit paper lanterns. It was truly a magical evening. I missed being in my other home of California for last month's July 4th summer festivities, but I don't mind being warmed with raclette and chilled with Alpine air from the Swiss version.