Traveling in Austria just invites more hiking amongst all the picture perfect beauty.
The beauty on the trails is augmented by fun props and very civilized resting spots. Imagine a lounge chair in the woods, wow we loved it.
Lakes, Alpine Meadows and even the local Police Department and City Hall were picturesque.
We also explored huge caves, really tall scary gorges and ancient ice caves with water so pure that it had no signs of radiation from 'irresponsible nuclear testing' which has trace presence in all other water. Amazing what one learns on tours.
There was never a lack of entertainment in the small villages and towns and the entertainers seemed to be very well supported by the locals.
Meet Clara who at 86 is still running her 3 story Pension, which has no lift by the way! Ironing sheets, making breakfast for everyone and running up and down the stairs must be her secret.
A local vintner whose vineyard lay on both sides of the Austrian Slovakian border decided to build a table on the exact borderline so that both countries could share a meal and a nice bottle of wine to discuss any diplomatic issues that might arise. Sounds much nicer and more civilized than building a wall!
After a couple of fun garden days with our friends Gudren and Christoph we went to play at a park designed for fitness. The goal of the course was to keep your balance on all the fun props. Some were easy and some not so easy but hysterical laughter was our constant companion.