Go back in time 10 weeks with your minds eye when I was talking to my co-worker Joel about our upcoming trip to Switzerland, and imagine the look on my face when he mentioned that there is a valley that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to create Rivendell, the valley of the elves.
Do you have that mental picture of my face?
If it was complete joy, you know me well. Congratulations! (if you thought otherwise, we have some bonding to do).
During that trip to Switzerland, just a few shorts days ago, I went to that valley. Yep, I visited Rivendell (tho the locals call it Lauterbrunnen).
We then took a cable car up the mountain to a nice town at its peak, where the views were spectacular.
I particularly enjoyed how the peaks caused the clouds to form interesting and unique shapes that one doesn't see a lot of in my home country.