Trip to Croatia

So we were told that we needed to go to Croatia by the MA35 people to renew our passport stamps. We were thinking “Croatia, isn’t that like the war zone place?”. But that was soooo 10 years ago apparently. Here we are at the boarder documenting our strange trip that required us to leave Austria,…

Filzmoos – castles

We spent Friday driving around looking at castles. There are a ton of them around Salzburg. The first one we went to was Hohenwerfen, which was actually closed on the inside, so we just took some pics of the castle from various random roads Chris chose to drive on to find a good view… and…

Filzmoos Ski Trip – continued!

So Chris likes to take pictures while skiing, one was put up in the previous post. He was curious what he looks like while doing this, so I took a pic for him… I wonder why he wiped out on day one? Could it be he was so busy taking pics he forgot to watch…

Observations by Elora… part 2

Chris made crepes for lunch today, which Elora calls roll pancakes. She had a couple left on her plate, and Chris sprinkled some powdered sugar on them for her. She said, “Thank you!” and I said, “You’re welcome.” She looked up at me and said, “No, you didn’t make roll pancakes.” (as if to imply,…

Filzmoos Ski Trip – Day 1

We went on a fun drive through the mountains in our rental car, and passed a lot of fun castles and ruins. We thought how nice it would be if we had a car so we could come back and explore all these fun places. The mountain roads were very beautiful and took us through…

Observations by Elora…

On the way home today, a lady got on the bus wearing a big fluffy orange fur coat, along with an awesome fur hat. Elora kept staring at her and finally said (in a very serious, contemplative voice), “That lady looks like a monkey.” To which I replied, “Yes, I guess she does.” Elora continued…

Things I’ve learned living abroad…

Random thoughts by Karen, with a few by Chris (first commenter to guess who wrote each wins some Viennese chocolates!) Europeans are very snobbish toward McDonalds, as they should be, with the exception of the fact that they LOVE McDonalds and eat there all the time. When confronted with this they reply, “Austrian McDonalds is…

Happy New Year’s!

On New Year’s Eve we went to a dinner party with a Frenchman, aRussian, a Brazilian, and an Italian. A couple of Mormons walked inand said, “If you can think of a good joke, let me know.” No really,we went to a dinner party with some friends and thier kids. Elora wasmesmorized by the plasma…

Oliver Explores the Hotel Room

This will conclude our Garmisch posting. I feel like Oliver gets alittle ignored in the posting sometimes, since he doesn’t walk aroundyet… but he is a really sweet baby who loves to play and is usuallya happy little guy. On vacation he had a great time exploring thehotel and playing with things he shouldn’t, so…

Freezing Cold Carriage Ride

We went on a horse and carraige ride with Chris’ dad one night. Elorawas still sick and had to stay home with Nana and watch Cinderella.The carriage ride was an educational experience – we learned a lotabout the history of Garmisch and got to see some pretty sights aroundthe city. It was a bit chilly…

Garmisch Little Fishies

We took the kidlets down to the pool, which is super nice and wasn’t crowded – perfect for our two little fish. Elora loved this pool because the shallow part was only two feet so she could walk around and say she was “swimming”. Elora is getting better in the water, she even went under…

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Gorge Torchwalk

We took a night time torch-walk tour of the gorge in Garmisch. It’s a windy (sometimes icy) ledge trail along the side of the gorge above an icey river, which is overhung by ice formations.It was fun to go on, but you actually couldn’t see very much of the gorge. It was more of just…