Short trips in the year 2009

   In September 2009 we drove to the city of Schladming in the Austrian Alps. We were there for one week and enjoied the mountains and the beautiful weather. At the beginning we chartered a small airplane and flew over one of the most beautiful areas of Austria. On the next days we went on a few hikes among others on the Dachstein glacier.   
  Here you can see pictures of our trip to Schladming (September 2009)  

At the end of October 2009 we met Gerhard's relatives from the USA - Erica and Alan B. McKillop in Paterno (60 miles north-east of Rome, region Lacio/ Italy). They had invited us to stay with them in a villa in this little village in the Apennin mountains. Under the friendly guidance of Susan and Bruno Micocci, caretakers of the villa when the owners are not there, we drove around and visited old medieval villages. We had a lot of fun, ate a LOT of pasta and drank a lot of wine. After a week in Italy the McKillops visited us in our house in St.Andrä-Wördern for another week. Together we went on a trip on the Danube to Bratislava (The capital of Slovakia, 60 km (37 ml) east of Vienna, where Ericas father once visited a officer's academy. We also went to the opera (Fidelio) and a concert in Vienna.  

Here you can see pictures of our trip to Paterno (Italy) (October 2009)
  and Bratislava (Slovak Rep.) (October 2009)