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  • Day46

    Sound of Music

    October 11, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We managed to see a few The Sound of Music things in Austria. Actually turned out quite hard to get a photo of alps, green grass, fir trees and to be able to actually get onto the grass. Saw lots of settings, couldn't access them!

    My lovely husband did do a drive by of the church in which the scene of Maria and Captain von Trapp getting married was filmed in Mondsee, the village we were staying near.

    Kate and I also went to visit the farm animals one last time in the barn.

    The kids have declared this the best place we have stayed at all holidays. Ranking highly on the judging criteria were: good internet, many cats which were happy to make themselves at home in our apartment, trampoline + "the best games room ever" + swimming pool.
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  • Day32


    September 28, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    28 of September. On this day we went to Sovana it was stuck to the side of the mountain. There was a rain forest at one end and a Vie Cave Etruscha. This was a narrow path that had hills on each side caves all around it and a small cold river flowing on the other side of the hill. As we went into one of the caves there was a sign on the sign it said watch out for boor and porcupines both witch can kill you. I saw a boor foot print and I picked up a porcupine the fell from a tree and said here is a porcupine. It was funny. Soon after our walk we had lunch and headed back to our castle on the hill.

    THE END!!!😃
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  • Day42


    October 8, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Today after breakfast we headed off to a place called Mondsee (that means lake in German.) Half way to our Air BNB we stopped up a hill that had ice caves on it. It was cold, rainy and... cold. After we went past the ticket table, we had to walk up the equivalent of a 40 level sky scraper.

    After a hour of walking and 3 minutes of sky car we got to the top. Fog was rising as we entered the cave. It felt like a cold shower. After one or two minutes of walking to the entrance we got to our English tour guide. As we went in the tour guide introduced himself, his name was "Johahnes" but when he said it in his German accent, it sounded like "your highness". After some time in the freezing cold cave we came to a stop where he told us to imagine some of the ice sculptures being animals, the only ice animals were a bear and a elephant.

    As we walked by the animals we went in a long hall that was 25m tall and 88m long and at the end of the hall was the ashes of the person that found the cave. He always wanted to be berried at the end of the hall in the biggest ice cave in the world. So he was. (The man died in world war 1 as a soldier).

    After the ice caves we walked down. When we got to our farm Air BNB, there were cows, cats, dogs and horses. Inside our house we settled in and met a cute cat I named Garfield. We took the cat down to the games room and played with the cat, played pool, ping pong and fusball. In the middle of playing ping pong another cat came in. I named him Felix because he looked like the cat from the ad. This cat jumped on us, hugged us and jumped on the tables while we were playing, chasing the ping pong balls off the table. The cats did not mind. Soon after, Garfield got mad that we were patting Felix more him. Garfield tried to attack Felix. Garfield ran away and came back the next day to get more love ❤️

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  • Day45

    Snowy Mountains

    October 11, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Today we went to DACHSTEIN MOUNTAIN. We went up the mountain in a gondola that was made out of glass. At the top of the mountain we saw white snow. It was cold and every thing you touched froze your hand. We walked across a bridge that had the wind rushing on you, and if you dropped something it will fall in the snow until it hit the mountain. (the snow was about a metre deep). At the top of the bridge we went inside a door covered in a snow roof. It was the ice palace carved into a glacier. It looked cool and it felt cool too (-0.2*). It was dark and there were ice sculptures, at end of the palace was a throne that we sat on. It was cold, but really cool.

    At the bottom of the mountain we walked up a trail for fun. At the end of the trail was a cottage that sold drinks and had a "sound of music" hill. As we walked back we saw avalanches off the edge of the mountain and 3 mountain goats. It was deadly but beautiful. Soon after, dad starting throwing snowballs, so everyone did. It was funny (^o^) As we went home in the car we saw another snow slide.

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