Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Christmas Visitor!

My dad came to visit me during Christmas Break and I had a great time showing him a bit of my life here in Austria. During his visit, we took a three day trip to Innsbruck, where we especially enjoyed seeing the mountains and the Olympic facilities.

This is the Bergisel Olympic ski jump. There is a cafe at the top of the jump where Dad and I warmed up over mugs of hot chocolate. The Olympics were held in Innsbruck in 1964 and 1976.

This is a view of Innsbruck in the foreground with the snow-covered Alps in the distance. It was great to see the sunshine each day we were there (Vienna can be pretty cloudy) and to take in such breathtaking glimpses of the mountains as we toured the town.

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