Beautiful Salzburg is where we made our journey to today.
The weather was in the mid 40s and we were ill equipped to tackle it with sweatshirts and limited layers.
The forecast called for snow in Austria and we got our fair share as we were leaving Lake Wolfgangsee at the end of our day.
I love Salzburg! This is like my third or fourth time here…lost count and love it more and more every time I come.
We didn’t hike up to the castle in this photo because we had limited time and we were frozen to the bone, but we had a good time walking around the area that reminds Hillary of Prague, she said repeatedly.
Everyday I seem to make a financial faux pas. Today it was out outrageously expensive Japanese food that we had for lunch.
When I got the bill, I gasped…..I am not quite sure how someone feeds a family of 4 on vacation here.
Panicking when Brian and Chase come next week. I think I will have to take out a 30 year mortgage to pay off our lunches.
One of my favorite parts of the day was our drive to Lake Wolfgangsee.
“Wolfgangsee is a lake in Austria that lies mostly within the state of Salzburg and is one of the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region. The municipalities on its shore are Strobl, St. Gilgen with the villages of Abersee and Ried as well as the market town of St. Wolfgang in the state ofUpper Austria. The town and the lake are named after Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg, who, according to legend, built the first church here in the late 10th century.”
We took a boat ride on this scenic lake despite having even a jacket. It was stunning. I am not sure what happened to our spring time weather we were promised? But we enjoyed seeing the cherry blossoms, tulips and bulbs blooming around the towns.
The drive through the Alps to get there was equally as impressive. I have a soft spot in my heart for Austria as my brother, Brad and Brian’s Dad, served their missions in Austria for the LDS church and my brother, Glen served his mission in the Frankfurt, Germany mission.
Don’t you just want to sell your entire life and move into a chalet in this region? It is so peaceful and has been a wonderful break for me. I love the simple life Austria promises!