January 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
happy new year.
i was very lazy with the photography, so there’s not a lot i can show. anyway:
nadine invited us to celebrate the new year in vorarlberg, as her family has a holiday home there.
we started the journey on the 30th at noon, but before fun and partying we had to sit 7 hours in the car.
after about a quarter of the drive, this “car-trailer+car-on-trailer” combination in front of us nearly crashed due to a faulty tire. luckily no one was hurt.
we arrived at around 8pm. nadine’s parents were very nice and prepared pizza and salad for us. thank you.
that day we re-discovered the addictiveness of monopoly.
this is nadine’s dog. she’s a real cutie. she watched over kreso and me while the others went skiing.
we wanted to go sledding, but since there was no snow (except for the artificial one on the slopes) we stayed home to do the shopping, cooking, and so on.
after the others arrived it cleared up for a few minutes and so i got a chance to photograph the nighttime view from out balcony. impressive.
an hour later: kreso tries on the cap my sister borrowed me.
salty things and alcohol
christina on the right. me on the left: my lens cap tasted a little dry.
andi and christina. andi had a cold and eventually got us all coughing.
still half an hour to go.
then nearing midnight we had sparkly wine outside and wished each other a new year.
i then sat down outside and enjoyed the view:
the firework was amazing, because it came from everywhere.
christina telling me to get up and get dressed for the next party. luckily that party was only 3 houses away. yay.
the guy with the shirt was the host of this party: martin. he’s christina’s roommate in vienna.
we got home at around 3am, or so.
the weather was mostly fine on january 1st, but we were too tired to do anything. so we just hung around, playing games, chilling…
being tired and lazy we decided to eat at a restaurant. still no snow anywhere.
in fact we were so tired that we went to bed at 11pm already and slept like rocks.
january 2nd brought real snow. not a lot, but everything was white. while the others went skiing again, kreso and i took the dog for a walk on (or rather next to) the slope.
the mountains are hiding in snow clouds.
at first we wanted to drive home on the 2nd, but nadine warned us of the traffic. saying: “if you drive now, your 7 hour drive will turn into an 11 hour one.”
the morning of january 3rd. what a nice view from the balcony.
before we left we also took a group shot.
it was very nice and relaxing and while andi got us all sick it was totally worth it.