I'll split this blog up into multiple posts. Today I'll focus on people and time spend in the Chalet.
One of our friends found this amazing house that would sleep over 30 and had room for our 6 different families all with kids. It was in the small town of Wagrain, about 45 minutes south of Salzburg.
The city has a link to the original Silent Night story but I'll get to that on another day.
Of course one of the first things I had to do was enjoy some German beer. One of the families that joined us lives in Germany now. They brought German beer and we brought Italian Wine.
Speaking of drinks. Of course the place did not have the refrigerator space for 6 families and an American style Thanksgiving feast. Luckily it was cold enough that the outside deck served as an extra large cooler.
We also used the same deck area to smoke our turkey's (x3).
The families all pitched in and created quite a feast. There was so much food. The leftovers kept us in business for days.
This kids enjoyed the small bedrooms and bunk-beds where they could relax with their friends.
The boys spent more time in front of the flat screen TV and the gaming system.
What would thanksgiving be without Football? One of the guys has the NFL package to watch the games overseas. With some creative electronic rigging we had a giant projection screen soon set up.
|Standing tall for the National Anthem.|
The Razorbacks are a tradition for me on the day after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately CBS does not offer an overseas subscription service, so we had to be more creative in our internet viewing and the resolution did not support the projection. But we still huddled around to watch some College ball.
Some of the german appliances required some team effort to make them work. Here the three of us try to get the fan working. We eventually had to call in the family that lives in Germany. It was a multi-button maneuver to make it turn on. Why not just an off/off?
The chalet had a hot-tub the kids all enjoyed. It was not as warm as they wanted it to be, but the parents were all right with it being just a warm bath and not steaming with so many little ones playing in it.
The girls pose, showing off the stylish robes...
The robes were too big for Lucy, but I made her wear boots to walk out on the cold stone.
The Chalet also had plenty of internet...and we all took advantage of it. There seemed to be iPads, iPhones, and Laptops everywhere.
The weather was very sunny and dry. No snow. The skiing season was supposed to have started, but the weather was not cooperating yet.
Some fun people pics.
Of course Cory brought Legos to share.
Another cute pic of Lucy...is she ever not cute?
Family photo on the day we left...still no snow.
Ok everybody get together for a group shot...
Next up...Spending Friday in Salzburg...