Murren to Gimmelwald

Murren and Gimmelwald are two small villages located high above the Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland.  The downhill hike from Murren to Gimmelwald is many times mentioned as one of the best walks/hikes in the world. I have done this walk 3 times.  In 1998 with my brother Clark. Then in 2015 with my wife Laura,…

Baby Bettlereiche

Bettlereiche was the very large and old oak that I visited in Switzerland in May 2019. Somehow a few acorns from that tree jumped in my luggage and found their way back to Minnesota.  In late May I planted them in seed starter soil and kept them watered outside.  And surprisingly they have grown.  I…