Europe 2009
Spent a couple of weeks in Austria with Markus and Ellen for a change of scenery. And a change it was with extreme cold weather for full on culture shock. Unfortunately there was no fresh snow for snowboarding and so we only ended up a couple of days on hard pack- my bad luck with Euro snow adventures continues. Grumble. However, the trip was still a huge blast.

  • Mama and Papa Egger at first night family dinner.
  • Ein-Heitzen...
  • Franz showing off what he's going to drink...
  • Big Brother, Little Brother.
  • Out for a walk am Ritzensee on borrowed clothes. Luggage got lost and no winter clothes for two days was 'interesting'.
  • I'll have cheese with that please. The whole gang on the mountain
  • Brrr... it's freaking cold up here!
  • Markus in faux snow.
  • Eggheads eh, Eggers.
  • Leogang is big! So many lifts and transitions, and yet, and yet...
  • Holy shit this Jaeger Tee is Strong. This'll make for a fun trip DOWN the mountain.
  • Na dass iss ja'n ding!
  • Apres Ski. Gold tipped mountains on the last run down.
  • And a little later yet - still not off the mountain! Sliding down on my butt on icy hell, but hey the view is nice.
  • I suffered through three Ice Hockey nights at near freezing temps.
  • Lebkuchen Haeuschen. MUST EAT...
  • Back in Saalfelden's Hinterland
  • Uh oh - off balance.
  • Scene of the crime. Ellen demonstrates how to properly walk on the hike that blew out my thumb.
  • Top of the hill: Looking down on my temporary home in Saalfelden.
  • Markus and Matteo - like two little kids and only one of them is.
  • Sylvester preparations: Markus and Franz attaching illegal fireworks. Strengstens verboten!!!
  • TatarenHut at Sylvester.
  • Don't ask - it's like an inside out fondue.
  • Otto-bertl gets to pour the champagne
  • Birne!
  • Verzipfelt at Mango. Happitized McEgger.
  • End of a long party night: Otto and Markus waiting for fresh bread at the bakery at 4am.
  • Like father, like sun.
  • Markus' idea of fun...
  • Alien attack on the moon.
  • Circus - again? This makes 3 times this year! Very cool performance art Circe XX0
  • Otto-bertl with a tough shot.
  • Markus - missed.
  • Bloody hell. But very good of the fire grill!
  • Brrr... it doesn't only look cold. It really IS cold.
  • Der Schein truegt: Heiligenschein.
  • One more TatarenHut. Can we speed this up by calling?
  • Ice Carting - and it's not a misnomer either. Pure ice rink.
  • Markus demonstrates a pirouette.
  • And the winner is...

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