Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Memories: Sun, Snow, Skis!

The view from the living room window.

As I mentioned here, Karl and I ditched this icky winter weather last week for some sunshine and sport on the slopes!

We spent five days in the tiniest tinyest alpine village you ever saw, where the views are breathtaking and the rules are rigid. Seriously, only four families live there year round, and
Karl on his board--he's actually a certified instructor!
you can bet everybody knows everybody else's business. Karl's family has a vacation home
there, and you can ski right up to your own doorstep! They have been visiting the same valley since his grandfather's day. Though his mom officially owns it, all cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends are welcome. You just have to give her a call to see if it's free when you want to go. Needless to say, Karl knows the village and the slopes inside out--but this was only my third time so I'm still learning! 

Stopping at a ski hut for luch!

It was great to get away just the two of us, especially as I am entering exam season now and won't reemerge for a couple weeks.  We had wonderful weather and new snow and lots of time to talk and smooch around on the lifts. I'm so glad we made time for this little trip!

One of the highlights was enjoying that hearty Bavarian cuisine. Lots of "wurst" (sausage), knödel (bread dumplings), spätzle (egg noodles), and pretzels with extra sides of meat and carbohydrates and more meat and more carbs. Just what you want after along day skiing in the cold! Of course, Karl loves his apple strudel, but my favorite is "flädle suppe", a flavorful broth with thin strips of pancake floating around. Yum!
Knödel soup, pretzel, apple strudel and flädlesuppe!

 Look up at the Sky! (or down at your plate!)


PS. More monday memories of playing "Who am I?", lake fun, a romantic weekend in Lausanne, and hiking in Brazil!


  1. Such a wonderful getaway! Looks and sounds so refreshing and lovely. What an absolute dream to have a family home in a place like this, I'd be taking lots of weekend trips if I did. :)

  2. Wow that sounds all kinds of amazing!! Glad you got a little break!

  3. hmmm, the food looks delicious and the mountains beautiful. but skiing.... not for me :)

  4. that looks delicious!!!Wish I lived there so I could eat all of that. Went to Munich one year and the food was amazing.

  5. This sounds/looks like an amazing trip! I love relaxing in tiny towns.
    Dresses & Denim

  6. awww the tiny alpine village sounds dreamy! It makes me miss living in the mountains. The Bavarian cuisine is really delicious! I hope to try it in its homeland some day.
    Katie // Lublyou