Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Weekend Getaway to Balderschwang

Christopher's friend came home for a visit and wanted to show his wife a little of Germany/Italy/Austria/Bavaria. Because we don't get the chance to visit with them very often, we decided to meet up in Bavaria.
We are very lucky that Mia is such a good traveler or we would not be able to go on so many trips. I can't handle a naggy-ass child, even if it's my own.

This was the view from the little play area -- miles of green and lots of cows.

We were standing in the area where the paragliders were landing.

Enya got real intense with that car; we eventually had to tell her to stop riding it because she was going a little nuts.

The second day we didn't do much other than go walking in the little Village of Obertsdorf, which is the German equivalent of Aspen in the Winter. We needed some stuff, including a jacket for me.
The next day we decided to take a trip up the Fellhorn and while the view is spectacular, I don't think it is worth the price. It costs 52 euros for two adults to ride up the damn mountain, and while you can ride up and down all day, it is still not worth it. Most people take it up and hike it down or hike down a part of it, which we did not. We rode up to the first station and then hiked up to the next one. By the way, the hiking from 1400 meters up to 2032 meters really kicked my ass! Poor Christopher carried Mia and the backpack (I tried to take it and he wouldn't let me). Not only was I wheezing like a dying animal, but I was also being passed by a bunch of senior citizens who were having full conversations. Okay, they were going downhill but still, I kept telling Christopher that I was going to take a break but he just kept plugging along and ignoring me. 
Once we got to the first station, we decided to feed the kids a snack before we hiked. Let me just say, those were the most expensive effing French fries I have ever eaten. 

Look, I am not dead yet even though I had to get up the Mountain in the Gondola of Death. Enya and I did not enjoy that.

Told him to never wear that shirt in public again and he asked me "why?"

The last day we went swimming for 4 hours, rode slides the whole time, and just hung out in the pool. We left around 4:30pm and got home at 8:30pm, even though there was heavy traffic.
The place that we stayed at was called Bim schwarza Stürar and it was the best organized Bed and Breakfast I have ever been to. We did have the option to have breakfast there, but we decided to stay in our room and have it there, so we ordered Brötchen every morning and bought fresh cheese and milk from the farm down the street. 

The only thing that bugged the shit out of me was all of the flies that were everywhere and the cows that passed by our window at 5:30 in the damn morning with the cowbells around their neck. I know that it's a farm, but man, I was awake for the rest of the day after all that clanging and mooing. Other than that, it was really awesome and I can definitely recommend it. I don't know if I would stay longer than a weekend though, because it is very expensive compared to other places. The perfect example: I paid 2,90 for a water that costs ,-59 cents and that is how it is with everything. When you are a family, it can get very pricey really quick.
The accommodations were okay; they ran about 60 euros a night without breakfast, which would have cost another 8euros for adults and 5 for kids everyday.
That's all I'm gonna say about that.

Talk to you later,

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