Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Innsbruck is simply stunning.  This was our view from our backyard
The trees were perfectly flocked with snow

Especially on the way to Axamer Ski Resort

We had a freshies day and a bluebird day
Look at the Alps!  Gorgeous

We loved the nearby Christmas Markets

We conducted a study with singers looking at the breathing apparatus via dynamic MRI imaging

Christian, Helena and Marcus looking at the MRI data

Analyzing the MRI data

Trip to Vienna

A view from the train near Salzburg 

The Manner cookies have a store in the train station in Vienna.

We had a very sweet Suite in Vienna just blocks from The Opera House! 

We hit some of the classic spots for some great gnash.

A trip to the Wiener Staatsoper was a must!  We saw I Puritani by Bellini, an opera I had not seen. It was wonderful!

We visited the Schönbrunn Palace on a very rainy day so no photos of the outside or inside (prohibited), but we did manage to learn how to make strudel!

Belvedere Castle

Klimt “The Kiss”-pretty amazing to see this in person (along with many other originals). Here are a few of my other favorite ladies:

Outside of Belvedere Castle

Back in Innsbruck 

Christian and Helena took Mike and I to an old ski resort near the Italian border very popular with Austrians. We skinned up the mountain and got to ski down. A great workout!

Swarovski World has a lot more to it than crystals. The art work, gardens and multi media presentations were really interesting. The grounds were gorgeous and the restaurant was yummy!

Grassmayr, the oldest bell manufacturer in the world. Located right in the heart of Innsbruck. Beautiful to see and hear.


First Mate Kate

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