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Travel Blogs from Obertraun
... over for a pre-function before dinner...it was really great!
Dinner was lake trout and apple strudel for dessert...very nice.
Time to hit the hay for an early day tomorrow.
Love to all,
Mary, Dar, Don and Cindy
PS. Having trouble getting pictures uploaded...might be hotel wifi. If it doesn't work soon I will try again in Vienna tomorrow.
... As always, if you do have any questions that are fair, and applicable, ask away in the comments, facebook, or by email.
My Room, and the Surrounding Area:
I figured that it was time to let people in on how I am living. The campus is in a beautiful location, very close to the river, and with tremendous views around the campus. Pictures will be coming tomorrow weather permitting. I have shown a few people what my room looks like, but ...
16 September We boarded the 8 o'clocker, bound for our short trip south-east, to the tiny town of Grunau. It started raining as we got closer to the Austrian Alps and did not look like it would let up! The scenery and landscape grew more beautiful as we got closer to our destination which reminded us of our stay in Switzerland. The whole bus is booked into the only accommodation available in Grunau, 'The Treehouse' run by Gerhard and ...
On road at 7.30am to get the first bus 1,834 metres above sea level (6000ft) - only a hill really compared to NZ - to The Eagle's Nest, the summer house built and given to Hitler for his 50th birthday by the National Socialist Party. Several thousand workers were involved in the project, working day and night, summer and winter under extreme conditions. A 6 km. road was built up to a ...
... were coaching us on our shots... the pressure was unreal.. They weren't called to cut the cake until our second last hole.. too little too late! Anyway I won the game. We then walked over the wooden bridge to the Schloss Ort, a castle built in the 1500s, in the middle of the lake. At one stage it was a prison, unfortunately everything was written in German so that's all we could gather about ...