A lot going on here, much of which includes getting lost while driving downtown. More importantly, we had a GREAT weekend. Despite R & K going to sleep by 9:30 or 10:30 pm both Fri and Sat night (woo-hoo Salzburg Nightlife!), we had a great weekend. On Saturday, we drove to Faisteneau, Austria which was a winter wonderland. Kim got to classic ski her heart out, and R&E went sledding.
Afterwards, we found a lovely little gasthaus to have lunch.
This little ski haven was 15 km out of Salzburg, so as we headed back to town, we took the opportunity to sabotage Eliot’s nap time to visit a local microbrewery.
So, on SUNDAY THE SUN CAME OUT!!!! We discovered mountains we did not know existed. It was spectacular. So, after sitting in our little B&B as long as possible drinking mediocre coffee (turns out the hotel coffee that I claimed was ‘good,’ doesn’t really get any better at home)…we were on our way, with a few stops….
All I know is, this place is easy to get to and will easily/inexpensively entertain Eliot while Reed is at work….see below for more…
What kind of parents move to Europe without a stroller (‘kinder-wagon’ as they say here).
For a ‘real’ photographer’s view, try this link http://www.salzburg-burgen.at/de/hohensalzburg/
Click to enlarge, cuz it is a really cool town. Old town is to the Right, but it is all spectacular.
I keep thinking that Salzburg is a lot like Missoula. Just like it, except for those buildings from the 17th century and all….
All in all, a SPECTACULAR DAY!!!! Eliot even managed a mini-nap once we arrived home. (those of you who are parents know the meaning of this).
Lastly, Kim made a lovely Raclette dinner in the evening. Those of you who have not heard or experienced this, it is ‘very European.’ Actually, it is French, but adopted by most Europeans, I think. It is very simple, but so pleasant. It requires a special pan that is placed on the table, with a heating element, so you can stack your goodies and ‘broil’ (for lack of a better term) the potatoes, veggies and cheese on a triangular platter individually.
For the epicureans that are left reading- it is boiled potatoes, onions, garlic, procioutto-like-meat, shrooms and CHEESE.
It is possible this blog will be about more than just food and culture, but probably not. Let’s just hope a Raclette pan is available on Amazon.com back home cuz I’m addicted.