Monday, September 22, 2014

Mappy Monday: Mom's 1953 Europe Road Trip - Last Day in Switzerland

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section: 
September 22, Tuesday – Road between Zurich and St. Moritz, Switzerland 
After getting money straightened out, left Zurich toward the Italian border.  Drove along the Zurichsee [Lake Zurich] and the Walensee, ate lunch in Chur, and then drove over mountains and mountains until we came to the Julier Pass.  It is one of the passes to Italy that is kept open all winter -- in days gone by, both the Roman legions and Napoleon's army used this pass.  We saw beautiful snow-capped mountains, one over 7,000 feet above sea level.*  Drove on to St. Moritz to spend the night.**

* Mountain peaks taller than 7,000 feet in this area include Piz Lagrev, Piz Julier, and Piz Calderas.

** According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the Hotel Steffani in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Here is a photo of the town of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland:
Chur 2008 [26 October] / Bartosz Makara / CC BY 2.0

Joye Murphy along a mountain road in Switzerland (possibly the Julier Pass), 22 September 1953 / Geraldine Guokas Pape / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Here is the map for today's travels:

This is the 46th in a series of posts transcribing entries in my mother's 1953 Europe Trip journal.

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