Saturday, June 2, 2012

The last of the vacation photos!

The other little side trip we made while we were in Germany was to Bad Reichenhall.  For that one, we got to ride a train!  Although only for about 20 minutes.  (I love riding trains!)  We rode through some really lovely countryside to get there:

So lush and green!  I wish that were my farm . . .

We rode right past this mountain.  I was surprised
that the mountains are kind of spaced a little apart
from each other.

My aunt lived in Bad Reichenhall for a while several years ago, so she took us all around.  And as she did, it got cloudier and cloudier.

I think it's clear I'm a big fan of mountains.



Bad Reichenhall is a spa town, where people would go to "take the cure" - and I guess maybe they still do.  

"Cure Street" 

The Old Cure House 

The water is saline; in the structure at the back, there is a
huge wall of twigs packed in horizontally, with the saline
water flowing down it.  This is supposed to make the air
restorative.

A very fancy hotel.

There's a lengthy pedestrian main street, lined with shops and cafes.  We stopped for cake and coffee in the most famous of these, Reber.  We'd just finished our snack when it got very dark and started pouring!

The main street.

Cafe Reber

Yikes!  This was at 4:30 in the afternoon!

We tried to wait it out, but it just wouldn't stop!  We ended up having to walk about a mile back to the train station in that rain.  Quite an adventure!

In other news, I did manage to do a fair amount of knitting while I was there.  I had taken along yarn to make my second Adrift, and managed to get it about 2/3 done! Here it is, back at home:

I really loved having all my knitting
stashed neatly away in my lemon bag.

And I tried the Sally Hansen Polish Strips for the first time!  I had bought some specially for the trip because I didn't want to mess with carrying bottles of polish.  (I blame Karen D!)  So many of the reviews of these have said there's a pretty steep learning curve, but I found them really easy to use.  They claim to last ten days, and I bet they do.  But I got bored and took them off after four.  The only downside is that they aren't that easy to remove.

This is after a few days' wear.  Sorry about
 the dry cuticles - this is the day we were
out and about in Salzburg.

I'll definitely be taking these along on future trips!

So there you have it!  And trust me - that was the abbreviated version!  I took over 500 photos in 10 days.  Aren't digital cameras wonderful things?







4 comments:

  1. Wow! What a gorgeous town! And I can't believe how dark it got-- mountain storms are so unusual!

    Your sweater looks great!

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  2. Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had a really great time. (I've also got a thing for riding on trains, especially if I'm knitting!) I'm heading to a conference in Orlando in a few weeks, and I've got a set of the polish strips waiting. :) Off to check out your other vacation photos...

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    1. Ooh! I look forward to seeing the strips on you. Make sure to take some pix!

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  3. What an adventure you've had, Gail.

    Love that Adrift color. ! ! !

    hugs

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