Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Weekend in Garmish

We went to a resort this weekend for a chapel retreat in Garmish. The resort is military owned. We love going there, this was our 4th trip down there. It was good and bad, but I just don't have it in me right now to get into the bad I will say that someone who's only met me and my children on 2 occasions and he actually never even spoke a word TO my children, crossed a HUGE boundary with my oldest and right now we're looking at pressing charges or turning him into his unit, but we're still trying to decide what the best course of action will be.

This first picture is of the Olympic Ski Jumps in Garmish-Partenkirchen. On the right is a jump that was built for the 1926 Olympics and I don't have a date for the one of the left, but it was there for the 1972 Olympics.

I went on a hike on Saturday, first we hiked through Partnach gorge, which was absolutely beautiful, then because I was with crazy, hike loving people (notice I italized the crazy part! LOL) we hiked up a mountain (part of the Bavarian Alps). I honestly thought I was going to die. I was having a hard time catching my breath. I did it though, still not sure exactly how, well I do know how. I had some amazing support from the others hiking, who encouraged me and praised me. It was definately a triumph and I can now say I've hiked in the Alps, which has been a dream of mine! Of course I always dreamt it'd be in the Swiss Alps...we'll see if I end up truly hiking them or just finding easy paths to go up there! :)

This picture above is of the gorge. You can truly see the water just rushing through here!

This was taken during the hike....this is probably my favorite picture of the day!

I'll post another entry in a few of our trip to Schloss Linderof that happened on Sunday...rain and all!