My in-laws arrived last night, after a trip to Greece, and are visiting us for a long weekend. We didn't give them much rest at our house before leaving in the early morning for the annual désalping at the Foire d'Albeuve. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the cows were decked-out in their flowers and giant bells as they returned to the village after a summer grazing at higher elevations.

We enjoyed their parade through the streets, and crowded into town with bell ringers, alp horns, artisan stalls, flag throwing, and all sorts of treats. 

We left the festival in the afternoon, making a stop to wander in Château-d'Œx, before continuing our winding route toward Lauterbrunnen.

We booked a bungalow for two nights as our base for exploring the mountains, but first, a walk in the valley, dinner, and a great night's sleep at the cozy campsite.