Happy New Year!
I hope 2011 is starting off well for all of you. I want to do a fun 2010 year in review recap, but I’m thinking it will have to wait until I’m back home from vacation!
Today’s German adventure was a New Year’s Day hike
My family, Matt, and I headed over to Partnach Gorge to hike and it was spectacular.
The gorge is an area where the Partnach River flows beautifully through a narrow, mile-long gap between the limestone cliffs.
Apparently this hike is open only in winter, summer, and fall — in the spring it’s too dangerous with all the flooding from the melting ice and snow! I can see why 😉
If you ever come to Germany — do this hike. It was absolutely magical, especially with the snow and ice everywhere.
My brother during the hike:
Me and Matt all bundled up:
Matt: “I sure hope these icicles don’t break…”
When we came out the other end of the gorge, the sun had even come out to play!
We had a beautiful walk from the gorge back to the car, too.
Plus, we randomly stumbled upon a ski jump where a competition was being held — television crews in helicopters and all!
You had to buy tickets to get in closer, but we were able to watch from where we stood and it was really cool. And scary looking. I don’t know why anyone does this.
After the hiking action and a delicious German lunch of goulash soup, bread, and a salad (I tried to take photos but sadly my camera lens was fogged up from being frozen outside for hours!), we all headed back to the hotel for some relaxation. Matt and I hit up the hotel’s outdoor hot tub — epic.
I will leave you all with what might be my favorite photo of the day:
We are off to dinner shortly — to an Italian place! We need a break from German food 😉 Have a great night!
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