Today we went to a lake named Achensee. It was an absolutely beautiful crystal-blue lake. Completely amazing. It was a little cold and windy. If you ask Emma it was "freezing"- not so. We had lunch at a lake-side cafe and then enjoyed watching kite surfers while the girls played at a playground.
|Emma as 'The Unibomber".|
|Look at that lake! Seriously!|
|It doesn't matter which continent we are on, Etta loves swinging!|
After the lake we drove to a little village named Hall. The girls were sleeping, so I sat in the car with them while Ian and Emma went exploring. After a while Emma and I switched spots so that I could see the village. It was a charming little village right out of a movie (think 'Chocolat'). We went shopping at a little street festival and bought some beautiful gifts. We also had gelato (I am going to need to figure out how to make that stuff once we get home).
|The village of Hall.|
|Street festival. Every stand had goods hand-made by locals ranging from schnapps to jewelry to clothing. Such a gem!|
Wish us luck in our next leg of the journey! Thanks Ben, Missy, Addie, and Ruby for being the most amazing hosts of all time- we will NEVER forget the generosity, hospitality, great conversations, and fun.