When we left Zermatt, we headed to a ski town called Vex, where we will stay for the next few days. Of course, it isn't ski season right now, but the little town is quite lovely and the views from our apartment are stunning. The first thing we noticed when we arrived is that the town is having some sort of wood carving festival, where artisans from all over the world are working on and displaying their life size creations. Some of the pieces have been done with chainsaws and some with chisels, but they are all beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the artists work, as well as looking at all the amazing sculptures. The other thing that was immensely popular with our group was the really nice playground and sport court within easy walking distance of our apartment.
|Switzerland, you're killing me with your gorgeousness!|
|We drove through the town of St. Niklaus today|
and got a kick out of being greeted by the jolly man himself.
|Getting on the train ferry|
|Everyone's favorite stop!|
|Clay was very proud of his little Swiss flag toothpick,|
which his cheese sample was served on.
|Just when you thought Switzerland couldn't get more beautiful!|
|Home, Swiss Home|
|The view from our balcony|
|It may not be ski season, but that doesn't mean there isn't any snow.|
|This artist was doing his carving with chisels.|
He told us that the piece was more or less finished
(but never REALLY finished!)
and that he had been working on it for five days.
|An art form a statue lover can definitely get behind!|
(This one was carved with a chainsaw.)