When Nick and I moved to Germany we created a European Bucket List: a list of the things we hoped to do, see, and experience during our three short years overseas together. We’re gradually chipping away at the list, and over Christmas break we crossed a big one off: Ski in the Alps.
Nick’s family joined us from the States, and we spent a week together in Kitzbuehel, Austria. We visited the Christmas market, window-shopped, had several really good meals, went for a snowy hike, took a group curling lesson, and skied. It was a good week.
Between freelance work and taking care of Small Shaw, I was only able to get out on the slopes one day while we were there, but it was a fun day. The snow wasn’t very deep, and not many runs were open yet. Still, Nick and I had the closest thing to a date that day than we’ve had in over a year. We laughed and skied and stopped at a mountaintop overlook cafe for a a coffee (for me) and a beer (for him).
Each time we ski, I get a little more comfortable (you can read more about me learning to ski here). I’m still not a great skier, but we’ve skied in the Alps now, and it was good.
Other European Bucket List Things We’ve Crossed Off:
- We Visited Paris
- We took a Rhine River Cruise (although I never blogged about it)
- We started our family
We’ve Visited Castles:
We’ve taken other trips that we never expected:
- A Babymoon trip to Milan
- A Road Trip to Prague
- We Learned to Row a Gondola in Venice
- We Day Tripped to Amberg
- We Saw a House Built Upside Down
- We Went to a German Village’s Community BBQ
- We’ve Tasted Dozens of German Beers
- We’ve Been to Munich
- We’ve Eaten at the Oldest Bratwurst Restaurant in the World
- We spent an amazing weekend in Switzerland
- We Took a Whirlwind Trip to Budapest