It was Jill’s birthday today – and we spent it in Bern looking at fountains and a bear.
Bern was lovely – it has a steep drop down to the river, so there are fantastic views.
There were lots of fountains and statues –
We walked down a street with arcades on each side – and very classy shops. Can’t see myself with these!
At the other side we found the bear!
Well, we found the cat first – and thought that maybe the bear was tucked up inside in the warm – but like a true professional he was doing his eight hour stint in the bear pit. Although I don’t suppose he has much choice in the matter.
We had long discussions about where to eat, and although Jill and I really really wanted to eat in the but nobody else seemed keen – can’t think why!
We eventually went to an Italian which was lovely. No red wine for the driver – though it looks as if I had drunk a bottle or two here.
We carried on walking around the town – back over the river on a very high, scarey bridge (the bridge itself wasn’t scarey – it was the frail being up high feeling that was) so John and I went across very quickly.
It was this bridge – but we were on it!Personally I think that this high is just showing off.
We crossed back over the river on a lower bridge – seeing this strange sight on the way
The view along the river was beautiful in the dusk, although not sure who would have been swimming along it!
We left Bern with these two last sights – from the sublime –
to the even more sublime!
In the evening we went back to the hotel for a drink – John, Lindi and Margaret had bought Jill a birthday bread – which she was very pleased with – as some genetic aberation means that she doesn’t like cake.
We had a lovely evening – after I took John home Jill went and had some internet time and the ladies had dinner! Very rare roast beef and saute potatoes – gorgeous!