We stayed in a vacation apartment in Kuchl, south of Salzburg

Peter walks!The bells at the Georgenberg church

An automatic toilet seat cleaner in SalzburgThere was a religious procession in Kuchl the day after we arrived. Lots of little kids participated, all in traditional dress.

We ended up following the procession for a while

This was Ken and Ann's landlady

Lots of shooting!

On our way home, fun stuff at the playground

These horses were also on the walk homeThe burg at Werfen

The town of Werfen

These boys improvised a soccer goal

A spic-and-span yard

Another view of Werfen

We took a hike up a steep path near the restaurantThis old house was along the path

This old fence was put together - just sticks leaning on each other, but still quite sturdy

Along the hike...The way down was extra steep

Peter and I stayed home the next day while everyone else went to the Salzbergwerk. They put on the white suits for a little extra protection from the cold and dirt

The underground border between Austria and GermanyOld style mining

A smart car - so cute! We saw them EVERYWHEREI saw this a couple times. No regular license plate, instead, this funky barcode type thing.

At the castle in Golling

Torture equipmentDiorama of early humans

An old clockWe had ice-creams whenever it was sunny out

The town of GollingThe Golling church and graveyard

A pretty stone wall

This collection of little "leprechan houses" was build along a stone wallA house along the street where our vacation apartment was

Ann, Kenny and I took an evening walk to the playgroundKuchl has a beautiful little swimming lake

And the playground was outstandingThe next morning I took a walk in the morning with Kenny

Gorgeous day

Then we drove to HallstattThis interesting old building stands here in Hallstatt, unused and unrestored

Another great playground in

An old putt-putt golf course

An interesting way of making a wall. I wonder if it was finished?

I stayed in Hallstatt once when I was in my late teens, at a youth hostel there, which is apparently no longer in business.

Another one of those funky license plates

One of the classic views of Hallstatt

The graveyard in HallstattThe Charnel House - where all the bones are stored. I remember it from when I was a child.

Hallstatt rooftops

This near-antique was what we used as a high chair for Peter in Hallstatt

It was apparently also a potty-seatKen enjoying a beer

Meat and knoedel for dinner

Kenny had some pastaWe took a boat tour

Kenny got to steer a little

Kenny is pretty wiggly

Ann did some painting while we were on the boatWe walked on the "upper walkway"

An art exhibitI think the youth hostel I stayed at was somewhere around here, but I couldn't find it.

Peter enjoying being out of his strollerWalking over the "bridge" with Kenny

Peter and I stayed in town while the rest went to Berchtesgaden. I stopped by the library (open only very limited times) and checked email

In the afternoon we took a walk out to Georgenberg. It looks like there was actually a lot to see in the area.

Peter on a bench

This was next to a horse farmBack at the playground

They had some really neat toys for moving the gravel around

On the way back to Georgenberg

On Georgenberg

Some REALLY cute pictures

Taking the train to Salzburg. The train was very modern and comfortable

They ride lots of bikes in Austria!

The SalzachMozart's birthplace

This is the Getreidegasse - a very fancy pedestrian streetKenny really wanted to eat here, but we didn't

We ended up eating in this little courtyard

I got a mohn (poppyseed) pretzl here - it was disappointing, though

We had Kenny run around this fountain as many times as we could convince him to do so. Anything to get rid of a little energy

This was the Panorama museum -

Later we went up the castle on the top. The view was outstanding.

I remember a lot of this castle from when I traveled here as a child

The field behind our holiday apartment

We drove up to the Trattberg PanoramaStrasse quite close to Kuchl. There was very little traffic on it, we were one of the few cars that day (plus, it was still closed halfway up by snow). Also, some other people walking there told us that they had just seen some boulders coming down from the mountain. A watering trough where we parkedUp the road...

Unfortunately there were biting ants when we tried to sit down for a snack

Some model gliders soared above us

This picture reminds me of the Sound of MusicIn the afternoon we went to the main mall in Salzburg for just to see what an Austrian mall is like. Pretty close to an American one.

Once again, the Kuchl swimming lake. Seems like Kuchl would be a great place to live.