Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Alpendorf 2017 - Part 1

Going To Alpendorf

Friday - Oktober 20th 2017

In October Claudia and I are celebrating our wedding day and so for the last couple of years we spent a weekend at the lovely Hotel Alpendorf in St. Johann to celebrate that. This year was no exception and Friday after work we drove to Alpendorf. Like last year we got the suite and once we checked in we got a snack and enjoyed the wonderful weather on the terrace. The rest of the afternoon we spent in the spa area until it was time for dinner. 

Our Suite

Our Suite

Our Suite

Our Suite

Coffee

Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

The View from our Bedroom

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Alpendorf 2017 - Part 2

Alpendorf

Saturday - October 23rd 2017

Since the weather forecast wasn't so bad for today, we decided to take the gondola up to the mountain, but  ot before we took a swim in the indoor pool and had breakfast. On top of the mountain we just followed a hiking path to a restaurant. On the way we took some wedding anniversary pictures and then we just got some drinks at the restaurant while enjoying the sun on the terrace. In the early afternoon we took the gondola back into the village, got an afternoon snack in the hotel and then spent the rest of the afternoon in the spa. After dinner we got some gin tonics from the hotel bar.

Indoor Pool

Cool Red Bull Trabant

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Alpendorf

Afternoon Snack

Sunday - October 24th 2017

The weather was really bad today and so we weren't disappointed that the weekendtrip was already over. After breakfast we drove home and now we are looking forward to our next stay in Alpendorf.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Canada & USA 2017 - Part 1

Flying To Detroit

Saturday - September 9th 2017

Ten years ago my wife Claudia and I lived for half a year in Ohio, because we spent a semester at the Bowling Green State University. Back then we met many wonderful people and with some of them we are still in contact. Although we visited them in 2013, we thought that ten years later would be be the perfect time to visit our friends again. Since Ohio is not known for a tourist destination, we decided to take a trip to Canada too. So this vacation was a trip down memory lane, because we had been to all the places ten years ago.

Our flight to Detroit was departing Sunday morning from Munich airport and so Saturday afternoon we drove to the airport. There we checked in into the Novotel Munich Airport Hotel. After we refreshed a bit we took the train into the city, where we had dinner at Hans Im Glück Burger Grill restaurant and some drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe. Back at the hotel we had a good night's drink at the hotel bar.

Sunday - September 10th 2017

Today we had to get up early to catch our Delta flight to Detroit. After we checked out we headed to the airport, went through security and then we got coffee and pretzel for breakfast until it was time for boarding. Our flight left one time and eight hours later we arrived in the USA. Surprisingly immigration didn't take very long and soon we were on our way to the rental car center. There we picked up our KIA Optima and drove to our Bed & Breakfast.

Lunch oboard

For our first night in the US we stayed at The Inn On Ferry Street, which was really nice. Once we dropped our stuff in our cosy room, we drove to Whole Foods Market to buy some groceries and to get something for dinner. Back at the B&B we took the complimentary shuttle service into the city. There we had some welcome drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe and later we just walked around Detroit. To my surprise the city was much nicer than expected. I guess the hard times after the financial crisis are finally left behind. Since the jetlag was kicking in we called the shuttle service and returned to the hotel.

The Inn On Ferry Street

The Inn on Ferry Street

Our Room

Dinner at Whole Foods Market

Detroit

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

GM Headquarters

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit