The last day, we spent shopping, recovering, watching Agassi win again and preparing for our trip to Geneva. It was just like the European's said, maybe you go maybe you don't, but you have fun. We checked our tickets from Geneva to London. To our horror we discovered that we would be in the air when the French Open Final match started. After numerous tries on the phone, it was clear that it would cost us $1000 to change our tickets to see the Agassi match. As a one-time sales guy, I decided to take a gamble. We packed up and headed for the airport a full 5 hours early. I carefully chose the most senior British Airways ticket agent. Then I pleaded our case. After considering various lies about why this was such an emergency, I simply explained that Ian and I have followed Agassi all over Europe (see Below) and we desperately wanted to see him in the final as he attempted to become only the 5th man ever to win all four Grand Slams. The woman grabed two yellow stickers, scribbled some magic words and before we knew it, we were on our way. We arrived in our hotel with 2 minutes to spare and saw the entire glorious 5 set match. Me, Ian and Agassi won!
We would highly recommend hiking the Swiss Alps. The best time seems to be June 5th, as most of the country's mountains and lifts are open. Any later and the crowds can be a challenge. Also, you will want to get the Lonely Planet's "Walking in Switzerland". It was an invaluable book. Also, two compasses are a good idea. As for what to pack, as Roadkill says, pack as little as humanly possible and don't be afraid to smell bad.
Eric and Ian.