Saturday, November 18, 2006

Austrian Adventure

[with apologies to "Gilligan's Island"]

Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale -- a tale of, well, a rather uneventful trip. It started from the hamlet of Obermillstatt, upon this alpine trail...



The hikers were an enthusiastic bunch -- though perhaps not fully physically fit. There were eight of us in the group, all told, for a four-hour tour. That's right -- a four-hour tour...



The weather actually stayed quite pleasant (at least for November). We didn't quite manage to make it to the summit, but we didn't want to get lost. As dusk approached, we definitely didn't want to get lost...



So we managed to return (mostly) intact, to our castle on the lake. With Todd (an American Amsterdammer)...



And Michaël (a Dutch Amsterdammer)...



Samuel (a British Amsterdammer)...



Anthony (an American from Torino)...



Mark (from Orlando)...



Drew (from Detroit)...



Lee (an American Amsterdammer)...



And, of course, me.



Here in the Austrian Alps!

6 Comments:

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Michaël said...

Very photogenic... the Alps.

 
At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Mark Groff said...

Yeah, the alps look to be the only photogenic thing on this hike. I am so sore, and it made the transatlantic flight home even less appealing than usual ... BUT, I had a great time hanging out with you guys and wouldn't have missed it. Thanks!

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger chanchanchepon said...

Awesome!

I love these pics!

I also love the fact you guys were able to watch "the game"

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Anthony Testa said...

What were we thinking? Joking, but wasn't that last hour dark? Eric thanks for bringing the flashlight and to all you hAmmsterdammers (and those from Detroit & Orlando)thanks. It was refreshing to my soul. Anthony da Torino

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger e.e. said...

This pics are awesome! I can't beleive Mark let you get that close up pic...and Lee looks so sad. I could write a little blurp about each one...Todd"Mmm this sandwhich is tasty, I was hungry", Sam "I am a BRIT dangit." Lee "I am tired", Eric "We have done it, we are MEN, hear us Roar"

 
At 10:57 PM, Blogger Eric Asp said...

Nice captions, Eva! What I like about the photos is that everyone had about 2.4 seconds to choose their pose before I snapped the picture. You get some great glimpses into people's characters -- or at least into what frame of mind they were in at that moment -- when you try such an experiment...

 

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