In the 7 years since he began doing this program, Jeff [the professor] got tired of ending in Freiburg with students frantically finishing assignments, papers, and making their travel plans for after the program. He decided that he would start taking the class to Lucerne about 2 years ago, and doing this boat-train-hike-cable car-boat trip up and down Mt. Rigi.
It was a lovely day to decompress from this month of travel and study, enjoying nature, Swiss cows, their bells, and sausages — so many sausages. Despite the rain and the lack of a view — due to the fact that we climbed INTO a cloud — I had an awesome time and I think the students enjoyed it, too! Our steamer, pulling away after dropping us in Vitznau