Cynthia wanted me to see Lauterbrunnen’s dead-end valley. She adores the valley’s high cliffs rising vertically from the valley floor, and the countless waterfalls tumbling down the mountain’s sheer cliffs. “You’ll love the valley,” she enthused. “It’s one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland. It’s picture postcard perfect!” I was sure I would enjoy spending a day or two at Lauterbrunnen and, I thought ruefully, I would need a few quiet days in the valley to recover from the drive there. Google Maps showed our route. I didn’t like it one tiny little bit.