Ah, Venice… our true love…

Cierra trying on a potential gondola hat! Two gondoliers taking a break waiting for their next customer. We took a second to take a picture from the L’Accademia bridge. The cool thing is we have a painting of the scene behind us (given by Uncle Dave) in our living room. 🙂 Each of our times…

On the house!

//www.youtube.com/get_player So, this is our first attempt at adding videos to the blog! It’s a shame we learned that you can’t turn the video sideways because this was a classic. The night of Minioktoberfest we went to dinner at a place in Maria Alm, the food and music were unbelievable. After dinner the waiter decided…

A few pics from Budapest…

So we traded in $100 Euro and got like $27,000 in Hungarian money. We’re rich b*%^h! We had already spent the $10,000 bill before this pic. Hero’s square! Budapest monument to defeating communism (the rest of the pics from this place are awesome), we’ll share later! Us on the Danube, Buda on the right, Pest…

Storming the Castle! The 8th, 9th, & 10th…

The 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2009Storming the Castle! We got up early, packed everything in our backpacks, and headed towards the Prague Castle-checked out the famous Charles Bridge, snapped some shots, ate lunch on a terraced restaurant overlooking the castles vineyards, then headed for the train station for our next destination-Vienna. We did not get…

Prague Bound!

Prague Bound! We started the day with getting up before the sun so that we could head to the Czech Republic and we knew we were in for a long day on the train. Along the way we switched trains at the border from Austria to Czech. The train station that this switch occurred was…

Backtracking a Bit to the Minioktoberfest

The Little Town of Maria Alm, AustriaWe awoke on our second day in Maria Alm with the anticipation of the kickoff to the towns fall festival called “Bauernherbstfest”. Well, I will have to speak for myself and say that it was really my anticipation of this fall fest. Mike would be on a train to…

Guten Morgen from Vienna, Austria

Good morning! Mike and I wanted to let you know that we enjoy reading the posts from you all! Mom-glad you and Chuck had a good time in the mountains and thanks for all the new additions! PV-the baby very well may start his-her own blog sometime soon with all the craziness we are going…

Good evening from Prague, Czech Republic

Well, after seven hours of train travel, starting in Maria Alm, Austria and one detour with a bus ride due to train track renovation we find ourselves tonight writing from our hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. It was a little crazy getting here, but we made it. We just had dinner in the Old Town…

Some More Pics…

The oldest church in Innsbruck, Austria. The cute little town of Mittenwald, near Garmisch, Germany. Wow! A view from the Chief Village of the Dolomites off the old SR 48 road. This is my new desktop background as you can imagine. Quick, staring contest…you win, you always do! (Ask Tom or Austin for an explanation…

A Few Pics From the Adventures So Far…

Cierra and I conquering the Dolomites! Lago de Carezza, belizimo! La Grand Hotel Carezza with a few of the Dolomites in the background (our home for last week). Us and the Rhine River in Frankfurt, Germany also the exact spot where allied forces crossed the river and entered Nazi held Germany during the end of…

In Austria, headed to Zell Am Zee

Hello everyone, Just wanted to make a quick entry and let you know that we are doing well. In Austria right now and headed to Zell Am Zee. Our phone card still doesn’t work over here and we were going to add some pics this morning but the pc is locked in a cabinet. So…

OK, so let’s catch you up…

All right, so we left Frankfurt and heard a loud bang in the train station, thought it might be a bomb or something…..nope, one of the inbound trains ran into the barrier and it caused a ruckus in the station. After that wake up call we were on our way to Bolzano, Italy. In Italy…