Travel Letters: St. Moritz, Engadine, Hotel Kulm

MY DEAR MARY, — It has been a very good week. Last Sunday we spent at Trouville. That means Dr. McVickar and I. Monday we went to Paris and put up at the Grand Hôtel. It looked very bright and familiar, just as it did when G., you, and I were there. You and G. were not there this time, for which I was very sorry.

Tuesday evening we took the Orient Express for Munich, the train which you know we thought of taking, but did not, from Strasburg to Paris. It was very swift and comfortable, and brought us to Munich at noon on Wednesday. We stayed at the Baierischer Hof. Thursday morning we took a train to Innsbruck, but did not go by the Achensee. As we passed Jenbach, we saw they had a railway from Jenbach to the Achensee, with queer, tilted-up cars, like those that go up the Pilatus. Friday morning we took the rail to Landeck, and then a carriage for a two days’ drive up the valley of the Inn, which brought us here. We slept at the Tyroler Hof, where A. and L. and G. and you and I were five years ago.

This is a glorious place, and the weather is superb. We shall stay here for several days, and then I do not know where we shall go. I wish you were all here this afternoon, for the snow mountains are very fine.