Category Archives: Austria 8/07

The long road home …

It was time to return home and hoping to beat traffic I had planned to leave at 6 am. Of course, that turned into 7 am, which is still better than anything later. I had heard that this weekend might … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Heiligenblut & Grossglockner

The morning greeted us with blue skies and we knew this was our last chance on this trip to see the Grossglockner (Austria’s highest peak). We had driven through that national park just a week before, but it was cloudy … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Hochosterwitz Castle & more animals

Even though the weather was not that great, we were optimistic and headed off, not knowing what a packed day we would have in the end. We started driving towards the Wörther See, one of the big lakes in Carinthia, … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | 3 Comments

A dip in the lake

Moserhof has this great little artificial lake right next to the river (and right in front of our hut). The water is warmer and much safer to swim in … But the weather has not been good enough and even … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Himmelbauer playground fun (video)

We had been there before and liked it so much that we wanted to go again. Himmelbauer is a farm / hotel / restaurant high above the Möll valley which has a fantastic view and they also have a great … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel, Videoclip | Leave a comment

The Ragga Schlucht Adventure

Since it was hardly raining we set off to explore the Ragga gorge (another 12€ saved thanks to the Kärnten Card). An exhilarating hike on a wooden walk-way along both sides of the gorge above the raging water. A sign … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Rainy Day = shopping

It was raining cats, dogs and baby elephants today, so we spent the first half of the day raiding 2 nearby supermarkets. Getting food for the days to come. We had cancelled our breakfast basket. For two reasons: a) Julius … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Riding Europe’s highest train – Reisseck (video)

One great thing about our new place is that they give you a Kärnten Card for free for the duration of your stay. With this one can get admission to many many things for free or with a hefty discount. … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel, Videoclip | 1 Comment

Return to Moserhof

As last stop on our 3 part hof-hopping tour through Austria we had been very lucky (thanks to a sudden cancellation) that we could book a week at Moserhof again, were we had stayed last year in april. One can … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Food, Julius, Travel | 1 Comment

Stranded in the mountains by rain – Hohenstein (video)

To keep hiking even easier for Julius but still get to see a lot, we went again to Lienz and took the other cable car they have, up the Hohenstein mountain. They have a petting zoo and large playground at … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel, Videoclip | Leave a comment

Weissensee

To make it a bit easier for Julius we had planned a lake hike along Weissensee. While the scenery is very beautiful, several factors made this experience less spectacular than others … A) I got stung by a wasp B) … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | 1 Comment

They call this an easy 1h hike ???

I am going to keep this one kinda lazy for now … the mountain was great, but the hike path was a pain and Julius was not in his best mood … understandable … but we reached the lunch hut … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Tristacher Lake Hike

We took the car to find the lake of Tristach and after paying 2€ for parking we were free to take the round trip along the lakeshore. Afterwards we went to Lienz for some shopping. There is a children’s C&A … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Real farm stay vacation …

… includes participation in the day-to-day routines Cutting grass, inspecting logs for insect infestation, convincing the flock of turkey to return to the stable and collecting the animal droppings … … and of course, walking the dog.

Posted in Austria 8/07, Julius, Travel | Leave a comment

Just in case …

if there has not been a recent update … that means we are lost somewhere without a connection and we are enjoying our vacation … I hope to be back online to at least say hello around 8/18 … until … Continue reading

Posted in Austria 8/07, Travel | 2 Comments