Questions asked (not answered) while hiking along the base of the Matterhorn:
Does it make it's own clouds? Or are clouds attracted to it? Is it like a cloud magnet up there? Do all mountains have their own weather patterns? Do mountain peaks have a greater gravitational pull? Would I weigh more or less at the top? How cold must be up there? How do you even get up there?
If you know any of the answers to these questions please feel free to chime in. The Matterhorn seems to exist in / create its own weather patterns. The sky will be crystal clear blue like you've never seen blue sky before, but hugging the edge of the pyramidal peak will be a fluffy white mass. And trust me next to those rigid peaks it looks pretty damn fluffy.
We are continually amazed by Zermatt. Call it Swiss Bliss, but the minute we arrive I feel rejuvenated and alive and present. You know? That feeling where it all just feels right and you are relaxed and everything seems to have fallen into place. Well that is how I feel when we go to Zermatt. Granted I feel something similar whenever we go to the mountains, but there is something about that peak, and that valley and those glaciers that just get me. We were only there for one night and two days, but that was enough.
Right after we dropped our bags at the hotel we hustled up the mountain for lunch with a view. It was our friends first time in Zermatt, so we just had to take them to Chez Vrony. Surprise, surprise they loved it as much as we do. Zach convinced everyone else to get the burger, but I stuck to my favorite and ordered the lamb knuckle. There is just something about a giant bone sitting on my plate as I stare up at the Matterhorn that makes my soul and my stomach happy. It is one of those meals for me, where I slow down and appreciate every little moment and every little taste.