New Years Eve 2015

Big day!!  Up at dawn for Disneyland with the fam, then ringing in the new year at Greg’s!

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Is this really LA…?

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Birthday Party

I love this man so much.
Very happy to celebrate his 28th birthday with him and our friends.  :)

Cute t-shirt contribution from Tim & Louisa!

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Easter egg hunt!

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Classy jello shots courtesy Alice!

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Salsa dancing in the basement courtesy Sebas and Guillermo.  :)

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New Year Trains & Football!

Happy New Year breakfast and a puzzle!

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Getting on a train to Semmering!
Henning will tell you that this train trip is most important not for the destination, but rather for the ride… which traverses a portion of Austrian Alps via UNESCO World Heritage bridges and aqueducts!

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A historic train car!

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What awesome civil engineering feats!

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Semmering train station…

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Gasometer – 4 old giant gas tanks that were converted into residential and commercial space.  SO COOL!!

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Henning enjoying McDonald’s in Austria…

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McCafe’s lousy attempt at macarons (McCarons… get it?…)

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Attempting to watch the Rose Bowl game from Vienna…

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Success! 

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Dog in the bar!

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We lost the game, but we still love the Stanford football team!

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New Year’s Eve 2013!

Lazy day – settling into our rented apartment in Vienna :)

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Finally went outside and attempted to find a place for dinner on New Year’s Eve… managed to find some wine!

And WiFi, which—funny story—we don’t get in the apartment we rented specifically for WiFi…!

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Wandered back toward the apartment and stumbled across this lovely little place!

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Dark wood furniture is kind of my dream…

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Back at home watching the local fireworks out our window and popping open some champagne at midnight :)

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Participating in some sort of European new year tradition, where you melt down some lead, dump it in cold water, and read its shape as an indicator for your upcoming year!

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Happy new year everyone!

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Eguisheim & Schwarzwald

Leaving Switzerland for a late afternoon at the Christmas market in France…

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Love the countryside here…

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(I also love construction!)

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Did they intentionally paint their houses in ROYGBV order?!

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In Eguisheim!

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After saying goodbye to Chris and Jacqueline, driving back into Germany…
(from the blackness of France, according to our GPS)

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Found a really cute brewery-guesthouse in the Black Forest!

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Brauerei Rogg’s winter brew…
(served with cinnamon on top!)

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Also their blue flaming rum shot… :P

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And bright pink floral suite.  :)

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Exploring Munich

Day 1 wandering and observations…

Happened upon Asamkirche (Asam Church)

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…some unique imagery for a church…

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…more wandering…

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…more construction!…

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Marienplatz…

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…Asians and their devices…

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Viktuals Market…

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Christmas Market finally open (Marienplatz)…

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…architectural synthesis…

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…the Hofbräuhaus….

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…more wandering!…

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For Erik…

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