Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Planes, trains and automobiles

It was raining, not a good day to go to a mountain top, so we went to Lucerne for the day because we wanted to see the Swiss Transport Museum. It's less than hour by train from Zurich. Lucerne has an old town area and town walls but we didn't see much of it because of the rain and time constraints. It has a covered wooden bridge with paintings on internal roof sections (most of the bridge was burnt in a fire a few years ago so some parts aren't exactly old) and there is a big lake as well. Lucerne would be on my list of places to go back and have a good look at.

You have to allow lots of time or a visit to the Transport Museum because there are so many hands-on activities, models and information boards about railways, air transport, boats, ferries, cable cars, hang-gliding, communications, bicycles, helicopters, space travel. Because it was a Sunday there were lots of families there and the children were loving it all. They made free use of bicycles and scooters available to get around quickly or to just play in the large open central area.

I'm not sure why I agreed to go with Glenn on the Flight Simulator but I have to admit it was fun, even though he rolled us upside down. At least we didn't crash like Phil and Sarah did.


  1. It's good that you have had the experience of flying upside down and of Phil crashing the aircraft at the Lucerne Transport Museum.
    If you remember it was a Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (KAL 007, KE 007 that was shot down by Soviet jet interceptors on September 1, 1983, over the Sea of Japan. Aren't you flying Korean airlines??
    On a brighter note we felt the museum was one of the best of its type we had ever been too (Excluding the Smithsonian).
    Footnote: Did you know Albanians make up the second largest ethnic group in Switzerland after Swiss nationals.

    Slightly tinted Mutton of Warrandyte.

  2. If you can bear to leave the sights and delights of all thing Swiss, we will meet you at Melbourne Airport next Saturday May 8 early in the morning.
    Meanwhile, complete your great journey safely. Love, Triggs.

  3. gosh mum, how has Glenn talked you into the London Eye and a flight simulator!

  4. Not only that, kez, they went off on a couple of cable car trips today and apparently Mum even enjoyed the experience! I'm sure the blog will be up soon if they can find wifi in their hotel.

  5. It's a shame people in the flight simulator can't also watch themselves on the screen as people standing waiting outside it can. It makes for good entertainment!!!!