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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Skiing the Alps

Sorry I've been MIA for so long, but, well, I've been busy. My mom (Gigi) and stepdad (Papa) arrived on the 7th and then we went to Bastogne, Belgium for the Battle of the Bulge memorial walk, and THEN down to Garmisch for a week of sightseeing in the cold and snow.
The first day we were in Garmisch, they were scheduled to go on a day trip to Innsbruck, Austria, but the weather was NOT cooperative, so the tour was canceled. There were already about 2.5 feet of snow on the ground and it was falling fast.  Indy had mentioned wanting to learn to ski while we were in the Alps, so I called the Hausberg ski lodge and got him into a ski class (even when the weather is bad, you can still ski). He was so excited. He'd never been on skis before and I was terribly nervous (I did not want him breaking anything a week before Christmas-well, ever really, but still).  The Hausberg has a private ski slope and for use by beginners only though, so that made me feel better.  We got there and suited him up (good golly did that take forever) and off to the slopes he went.  He had a great time!  I sat in the lodge drinking hot chocolate and watching him through the windows.  Not a bad way to spend a snowy day if you ask me.
He spent about 3 hours on the slopes and by the end of it was flying down the hill like a pro.  He had such a good time!  The next day Gigi and Papa went on a tour of a cheese factory and the Ettal Monastery, so I took Indy back to the Hausberg for more skiing.  He spent about 4 hours zipping and zooming down the hill like he was born on skis.  I suppose if you're going to learn to ski, doing so on the Alps is the way to do it.  Check out my little ski pro.




8 comments:

Michele Feltman Strider said...

I want to go to a cheese factory. I want to go to a cheese factory and never, ever leave.

Julie the Army Wife said...

I LOVE Garmish. Never got to ski there though. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Melissa Miller said...

That sounds like fun! The snow is gorgeous too.

Moving is stressful and does get very expensive. Wow! You all have moved many more times than we have over the years. We are definitely due for our turn next year. Here's hoping for good results for both of us in 2011.

Happy Holidays to you all!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Life with Kaishon said...

How fun! I guess you couldn't wear high heels to go skiing, huh? : )

Satakieli said...

I've never been skiing before, looks like fun!

AmyLK said...

Go Indy!

New Girl on Post said...

How was the Bastogne walk? Sean and I really wanted to do it, but other things came up and we weren't able to.

French Basketeer.com said...

What complete and total fun. Skiing in Europe is 10x better than in the US, and it's so darn civilized, I love to hear about your day. How lucky to be able to go to Bastogne too. Innsbruck area is so pretty in winter; I love seeing your pics!

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