Another fabulous day of vacation with the family (and Matt!) here in Garmisch, Germany! This morning’s adventure: a rematch with the mountain that dominated me on our first day of skiing. ;)
Check out how crazy foggy and snowy it was!
But, despite the foggy/snowy/super cold weather — today was a success! We started at the same slope that we started on on our first day of skiing, and I thought it was a different one because it seemed so much easier! I must be getting better :)
I did take the gondola down the mountain at the end of the day, though, ha. Still not quite ready to tackle the lower mountain scariness again! Maybe the last day we’re here… the gondola was fun, anyway.
My foggy view:
(For those of you that were wondering — I’ve just been stuffing my point and shoot camera in my pocket when we go skiing!)
Look what was awaiting us at the bottom of the mountain!
Oh, yes. When in Germany, eat sausage bigger than your arm.
My brother chowing down while we waited for Matt (he’s a better skier and was up exploring the higher mountain slopes!):
I love all the outdoor sausage, hot spiced wine, beer, and hot chocolate stands they have in Europe. So fun!
After our skiing adventures, Matt, my brother, and I headed back to the hotel to shower, pick up my mom, and head into town for a late lunch (soup and salad for me — I had the sausage snack an hour and a half before but skiing makes me HUNGRY!)! Check out the name of the place where we had lunch — heh. Awkwardddd
Unfortunately my Dad caught a cold and was down for the count today, boo! :( We’re hoping he’s feeling better tomorrow.
We hadn’t actually been to downtown Garmisch itself during the day yet (just for dinner) since we’ve been so busy skiing, castle touring, and hiking, so it was fun to wander around after lunch. Garmisch is super cute :)
The buildings here have so much character!
Look, another hot wine/beer stand!
Random pig statue? Apparently people rub his nose and ears for good luck :)
Matt had to leave this evening, sniff sniff. He starts work tomorrow a few hours away! I’m so glad he was able to join us. I was sad to see him go, especially since he won’t be back in the U.S. until the end of January :(
I’m off to bed — we had a busy day and I’m pooped! Nighty night, friends :) Tomorrow my German friend Melli is coming to visit — there’s talk of snowshoeing! I’m excited — I love active vacations.