Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vienna from the top of St. Stephens



This is beautiful Hallstatt. We spent last weekend here and it was gorgeous. The water is a chilly 13 degrees Farenheit. We ate at a cute little restaurant on the lakeside. Saturday we toured the salt mines and oh did we have fun. The group of us wore matching oversized baboon scrubs to slide down the two sides inside. So much fun! They even gave out the cutest little cans of salt at the end. Krystle and I thought we were pretty rugged in our matching chacos and salt suits. The bone house was incredible, too. Skulls stacked and stacked.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

No dogs live here...

I was talking with Frau the other day and somehow our conversation got around to pets and I told her that I have a black poodle named Harley. She said, "Ich habe keinen Hund. Ich habe nur Studentin." (I do not have a dog. I only have students.)

Woof! Woof!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Today was the day of 100% American. The Plumer's hung up American flags in their apartment, we ate juicy watermelon, had ice in our drinks, put on red lipstick, and listened to swing music. It felt like a BBQ....well, almost. Whitney and Louise acted out being fireworks for us since we couldn't get any.

Ride on the Donau

Trained to Krems to see the Melk Monastery. So huge! Their library is incredible. All the walls are covered in rows & rows of old books. It looks that library on Beauty and the Beast. After listening to the noon day prayer we had lunch in this really cute place in the park. The room looked like a garden.
The boat down the Donau to Krems was something out of a fairytale. Castle ruins were literally tucked up on the hillside.

Donau Wednesday

We've dubbed Wednesday "Donau Wednesday" and we go and swim and enjoy the sunshine in between classes. Unfortunately, topless women, men in speedos, and random dogs also enjoy the banks of the Danube and sometimes get a little too close for our liking.