Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Day3 - 3rd August.

9,000 ft up the Hintertux glacier this is one of the winter ski runs.

The cable cars that take you up to 11,000 ft up the Hintertux

My yummmmmmy strawberry cake

Above and below the horse and carriage we went on round Mayrhofen

The gorgous Apple Strudel we had at 9,000 ft up the Hintertux.

We both had a wonderful nights sleep and woke at 8.15 and went down for a wonderful breakfast of differents breads, jams, honey, pate, marmalade, eggs, toast, tea coffee and yoghats and fruit. After breakfast had a wonder round the town and came back to take photos of the horses for the 1st group we were on the 2nd group. We wandered round the hotel taking photos it was like a gothic castle with the different thing away in corners. At 10.30 we went on our horse ride it was beautiful the sun was shinging and it was very warm went round the outskirts of the town and saw loads of gorgous houses the ride lasted just over 1hr and then went up town for lunch which was a cake lol no good for dieters in Austria they make amazing cakes mum had a apricot cake which looked just as good as the strawberry one. Once back we changed and met at the coach for one of our first trips up the Hintertux as we headed there it started to rain the cloud came down and was such a pity as when we were up there if the cloud had lifted it would have been gorgous and we would have been able to see for miles the skiers were actually coming down as we went up. This is the glacier that the British team train on. We went up to 9,000ft and decided that because of the low cloud it was a waste to head on up to the 11,000 some did and they said you couldnt see your hand in front of your face. We had a large slice of Apple Strudel with a Vanilla sauce while up the Hintertux and took some photos and film for our DVD. After the trip we generally wandered round and phoned home had drinks and dinner and sat on the balcony talking with other guests it was gorgous.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Day 2 - 2nd August

The hotel we are staying in, in Mayrhofen, Austria.

This was taken from the lounge bacony in our hotel the photo is just over the road I took it once the lights started to come on all the buildings.

These are some of the hops that goes into the German beers took this from inside the coach as we traveled from Germany into Austria.

This is a photo of the French Concorde and the Russian Concordski I took this from the banks of a German Service Station facing the air museum where these were situated.

We were up reasonably early at 6.15am and straight down to breakfast which was rather good and onto the coach for a 8am start Limburg was beautiful what we saw of it and I for one would gladly stay there again.

From Limburg we made our way to Austria. We stopped at a service station for lunch which we had a forrest fruits cake and managed to take photos of the concorde which was in the German Air museum.. We continued our journey it was hot we were in 30C. So think we were glad of the air conditioning in the coach. As we made our way though Austria we had snow, heavy rain and thunder storms not a very good start to our holiday. We arrived at the Neue Post Hotel at 5.15pm it looked gorgous from the outside we were told we were in room 16 on the 3rd floor yes I know 3rd floor for such a low number we opened the room with a key not a card and wow the room was wonderful it was very big the beds were comfy which I had to try out lol abd then you walked into the bathroom I just burst out laughing the window had clear glass the hotel opposite which is the annexe to our hotel could see righ in. We had views of the main street and the mountains. Dinner was at 7pm this is where we were introduced to everyone properly we were sat at a table with a couple the same age of my parents and a single lady a bit older then me. Dinner consisted of a comsume' soup with strips of pancakes in, pork in breadcrumbs with chips and veg and a coconut cake it was nice the pork was very dry though. Mum and I returned to our room and chatted we had wine in the room which we had a take out from the coach and as we were chating the thunder took hold yet again it was massive the rain was unbelievable it was like a river coming down the streets we ended up chatting till 11pm but those bed wow they were comfy the best nights sleep I had in months.

Holiday Day1 1st August

Above Limburg Cathedral

Our day dawned bright and early, it was a early start for us I was up at 5am to sort things out and leave notes for my two boys (16 and 18). Dad picked me up at 5.20am to be in the pick up place at 5.30am. The coach arrived at 5.40 and has us all board and off for 5.50am great start and on time he was such a young driver and good for such a big coach. We had a nearly full coach when we got on and was heading to Hopwood Services where the feeder coaches were waiting for us to load the last of the passengers. Then it was onward to the tunnel (I hate the tunnel much prefer the ferry). Upon reaching France it was really warm but it was not till we reached Belgium and got out for lunch that we realised how hot it was 28C wow it was nice to feel the sun after all the rain at home. Mum and I didnt feel like having a meal so decided on our first piece of cake a strawberry tart it was tasty but very expensive. We continued our journey into Holland and then Germany and made our way to Linburg. We arrived at our hotel The Golden Tulip in Limburg at 7.03pm, this town is also twinned with Lichfield. We were booked into a wonderful room overnight on the 2nd floor. The fun was trying to get into the room it was a card ush in and out right - no. It was put the card in the slot, pull the door knob and twist lol the fun we had trying to get in and there was five families really close who we could not do the door lol we did in the end but laugh bet the germans thought they had a load of nutters in town. We both had a bath before we ventured into the town and off we went we walked upto the catherdral and took loads of photos we both walked with just capped sleeves it was so warm eventually finding a wonderful pub/restaurent wooden tables and benches, shields coats of armour etc fantastic would love to stay here longer but never mind after dinner had a steady walk back to the hotel after looking in the shops lol.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

I am back!!!

Well I went on holiday to Austria using a coach company it was a long time in travel to get there but we stayed overnight in Germany there and back before continuing our journey to Austria and coming home.

Mum and I had a fantastic time there the company was awesome and the courier and driver brilliant would easy reccommend the company.

Anyway once I have sorted the photos out will be doing a day by day journey on my blog of our holiday.

For this holiday we did 3760km (2336 miles) up to Crawly service station and used 1,178 Euros of petrol with 3/4 of a tank we started with and left with 3/4 of a tank.