Switzerland had me at Willkommen.
As I hopped off the plane, I was welcomed into the country by an audio track of cow noises and a train inside the airport that takes you from one side of the airport to another (like only 100 meters or something). I loved this country from the get-go!
My first night in Switzerland was the last night of the Northern Hemisphere summer. I met up with my grandparents whose travel plans had us crossing paths in Zürich that night and some Switzerland-based friends who took us out to Jucker Farm for the evening.
Jucker Farm is in Seegräben, in the canton of Zürich. Just a half hour drive from the city, this agro-tourism hotspot is a must-see for anyone visiting the area.... especially during pumpkin season!
After already getting into the autumn spirit - sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes in California, but I was breath taken by Switzerland's spin on the season.
There were colourful harvest vegetables everywhere that were just WAY too pretty to eat.
But when the veggies are too pretty to eat, why not make art out of them?
After exploring wandering though paths lined with apple trees we headed over to the restaurant for the most delicious buffet dinner... followed by apple strudel of course!
There is something so special about being with friends and family and sharing a meal. We laughed until our full stomachs hurt as we watched the last glimpses of the summer sun set on Pfäffikersee Lake.