The Limit is 40.

On March 22, 2013, I awoke to an Austrian 40 km/hour speed limit sign in our driveway!  Happy 40th to me!  Reed did an incredible job at congregating nearly every soul we know in town to celebrate with cake and ice cream.  Although afternoon cake is a familiar tradition here, the ice cream (“Eis”) to go along with it is 100% American and everyone seemed to really enjoy it…

The original pic had me in my PJ's, here, I cleaned up a little.

The original pic had me in my PJ’s, here, I cleaned up a little.

As Reed has pointed out, it is in km, so really it’s only, like, 24.8!

He ordered a special traditional chocolate cake, we think it is called a Sachertorte. (apricot jam filling)

Reed was the party-planner, he made this whole spread!

He ordered a traditional Austrian chocolate cake, and our friend, Dörte made a traditional German birthday cake, on the right.

It is "Sachertorte", chocolate with apricot jam filling.

It is “Sachertorte”, chocolate with apricot jam filling. I think it says “Happy 24.8 yr Birthday Kimmer”

Eliot was ecstatic that there was a birthday party...and loved all the company

Eliot was ecstatic that there was a birthday party…and loved all the company

Dorte on the right, and her 2 lovely daughters on the left, Julia and Sarah

Dorte on the right, and her 2 lovely daughters on the left, Julia and Sarah

I must add, in case Joe is reading this… the girls get all of their beauty, inside and out from their Mom. 🙂

Dinner at the incredible M32.  In the Museum der Moderne overlooking the city

Dinner at the incredible M32. In the Museum der Moderne overlooking the city

A very funky restaurant above the city.

A very funky restaurant above the city.

Here, the river view at night, you can see the Museum top right

Here, Salzburg at night, you can see the Museum where we dined, top right

View FROM the museum!

View FROM the museum! Breathtaking, I mean, if you like medieval Fortressess and all that…

And just because we were so thrilled to get to see the city at night, I am adding one more, view from the museum, River Salzach

And just because we were so thrilled to get to see the city at night, I am adding one more, view from the museum, River Salzach

All in all, an INCREDIBLE birthday!  The only thing missing was all of you friends and family that we are so far away from,

xoxo,

Kim

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7 thoughts on “The Limit is 40.

  1. Happy Birthday Kimmer,
    What a great celebration and the view from the restaurant was breathtaking. This trip must be better than you could have imagined. Susan

  2. Happy 40th time around the sun. Many, many more. Great shots and seems like Reedster is treating you right!!!! Smile – Steve

  3. yes, Thanks all! Reed out-did himself in effort, all without a car or a phone for that matter! We were thrilled to have a good babysitter to be able to get out at night…

  4. Happy real birthday Kim! Love the photo’s…thanks for sharing….I feel like I’m there with your descriptions!

  5. Pingback: Salzburg Sights Before We Depart… | Leben Lieben!

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