10 days without crutches, a beautiful day, Marc, Rea & Leo visiting; 3 good reasons to take the cable car from Leukerbad to the col du Gemmi. Once on top, at 2308 m., I realise how much I have forgotten about the mountain. At this height in September the wind is already cold. We are not dressed appropriately. Our light functional wears are barely enough. So we first decide to go to the wind protected terrace of the restaurant close by. The view on the Walliser Alps is beautiful with the Matterhorn in the background. It is most probably the last time this year we see the “summer” alps. The first snow is about to come. I take the opportunity to order a “Walliser Platte” and a liter of Rivella Red, my favorite (non-alcoholic) Swiss drink. After spending an hour or so bathing in the sun on this terrace we decide to go on a stroll. On the map, there was a clear sign that this was mad for baby strollers. Well they should have specified the making, ’cause our strollers weren’t good enough…but we did not let the difficulties get in our way. So we did a kilometer or so on the stroller hostile path before taking the cable car back down to Leukerbad (1400m). To round of the day we had a raclette. Those are days to remember. Eating traditional Swiss food in the alps with close friends.