Blue Bird Ski Day and All of Its Challenges

sunday ski day

Last weekend’s weather on Sunday turned spectacular so we trekked to the area just south of Salzburg to ski.  As Reed mentioned previously, they don’t have large resorts here, but a vast array of areas where you can buy your lift ticket and head out.  One of these areas advertised KinderCare so we thought we would give it a try.  Let’s just stay positive here and say that the day was absolutely beautiful, Eliot had a grand time riding the gondola and playing for 2 hrs at the childcare.  Things didn’t go as planned, that morning, though…let’s review:

1.  We started by making our notorious wrong turn off the autobahn;

2.  Turns out we DID need to call ahead to reserve Eliot a spot, they agreed to take him at 1 pm;

3.  We really should have paid the extra cash for the airline to bring our own equipment, as we paid an arm/leg to rent for the afternoon;

4.  Lift tix in hand, we took the gondola half-way up the mountain to drop Eliot off…only to find out they are only open til 3:30.

So, Reed got to ski 2 hrs and Kim 3 hr…for a bit of a fortune..but gosh, it was a beautiful day!

Pizza and Puzzles!  It was a great day for lunch outside

Pizza and Puzzles! It was a great day for lunch outside

Killing time until kindercare could take Eliot at 1pm

Killing time until kindercare could take Eliot at 1pm

Here is a vid of the views and Eliot’s Gondola experience…which is a little long if you are not a blood-relative,  surrogate family, or simply are suckers for cute little 2 yr old’s knack for stating the obvious (“that one is going down!”)…

Traffic heading back to Town...but look closely at the view ahead...

Traffic heading back to Town…but look closely at the view ahead…

CASTLE!!!! This one just opened, hoping to get there in the next couple weeks

CASTLE!!!! This one just re-opened for the season, hoping to get there in the next couple weeks

A closer view...

A closer view…

all in all, a great day in the Alps!

All in all, a great day in the Alps!

Life is good, we are short one car payment all in one day, but no matter!

Kidding aside, Life IS good and we feel blessed.

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