Schonbrunn Palace and Easter Market w/ Amy and Amanda

Since the Schonbrunn Palace is close to our apartment it was the first touristy thing we took Amy and Amanda to do. The palace is huge with 1000 rooms and the grounds cover 500 acres. The tour we took only visited about 10 rooms, so there’s obviously a lot we commoners never get to see!…

Schonbrunn Palace and Easter Market w/ Amy and Amanda

Since the Schonbrunn Palace is close to our apartment it was the first touristy thing we took Amy and Amanda to do. The palace is huge with 1000 rooms and the grounds cover 500 acres. The tour we took only visited about 10 rooms, so there’s obviously a lot we commoners never get to see!…

Coloring Easter Eggs with the kids

We asked Elora if she wanted to dye some Easter Eggs and she said, “But I don’t want the eggs to die!” So we changed it to Easter Egg coloring. We don’t have any glass bowls and we were afraid the dye would stain our plastic bowls, so we had to use jars. It made…

Coloring Easter Eggs with the kids

We asked Elora if she wanted to dye some Easter Eggs and she said, “But I don’t want the eggs to die!” So we changed it to Easter Egg coloring. We don’t have any glass bowls and we were afraid the dye would stain our plastic bowls, so we had to use jars. It made…

Crossbow

With all this ugly winter weather and the kids taking turns having colds, we have been finding fun indoor activities to keep us busy. Of course the crossbow is always a favorite, so here are some pics from our crossbow fun. Building towers to knock over… If you look at the towers you can see…

Ski Race Day in Obertauern – Karen brings home the Gold

To start, a couple of nice panorama photos from our first, and only, nice-weather day of skiing a few days earlier. The top one was taken while riding the lift, the bottom one taken on the trail down from that lift. The views were spectacular. It was our last day in Obertauern, and the bus/train…

Obertauern Skiing! and Freezing!

We’re having a good time skiing in Obertauern, but the weather is kicking our butts. It’s negative 20C outside and the wind makes it even worse. Freezing cold sand-pebbles of snow pelting you in the face non-stop. Visibility is pretty bad, but once we got a little higher on the mountain it was better. Most…

Skiing in Obertauern

We found a great deal on a 4-night ski vacation to Obertauern, Austria, so we packed up our skis and off we went. Obertauern is another one of those fancy “must ski” resorts in Austria in the Salzburg region.  Obertauern is somewhat similar to Kuhtai, where we skied earlier in the season. The town is…