16.02.2016 - 16.02.2016
A bit of a catch up....... Austria innsbruck, we took a high speed train 317 kms per hour from paris to munich and then a coach to Innsbruck arrived around midnight. At most airports, train stations and attractions are green beret soldiers with there automatic weapons ready if needed, but feel perfectly safe everywhere. Woke up and went outside first day in innsbruck to the sight of mountains surrounding the city....its in a valley. It is beautiful and has wonderful buildings everywhere. First on the list was to sort out the snowboard hire place and then to the swarovski crystal shop, they have a swarovski world just out of innsbruck that i thought i might get to but the shop was an experience of its own....fabulous....and i splashed out a little on some earrings, wallet.and a wee display crystal heart. Next day we went up to one of the slopes...the weather not the greatest, the field would be closed in nz. Did ride a really long gondola to get from the base to the actual ski fields where the lifts to the different runs. I stuck to the learner slope while travis went off to the real slopes. We finished a bit early as the wind got prety strong blowing the snow about. Next weather forecast not good so didnt go up and a wee touch of light snow flakes in innsbruck. 3 rd day a blue ski day and travis had a good snowboard day, i had a coffee day.