roadtrip

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We took a short break and a weekend off our renovation timeline to visit Anja and her family in Vorarlberg.
We’ve been there during Easter and we loved it. So when Anja invited us to come and celebrate with her the release of her beautiful self-published magazine SOI we didn’t hesitate and packed our bags!
The weather was perfect and so was the release party!
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The location was an organic farm called Vetterhof. They’ve prepared a hay-barn cinema and disco and they served delicious soups made by Anjas partner-in-crime Ulli and her team of the Elfenküche in Dornbirn.
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Congrats Anja and Ulli, you did a great job!
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We had a great time at the Vetterhof and in Vorarlberg! Unfortunately we had to leave the next day.
Before that we did a little (baby)bump contest in front of a wooden shingled wall. (I think I won!)
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I totally looking forward to come back! (and I think my boys do too!)
And you know what, we need to come back anyway … because we are planning to cover one wall of the nursery with those cute wooden “ruffle” shingles. Unfortunately, those where sold out at the moment. So we are going to collect a few square meters of them some time soon … as soon as we have a wall to cover. (maybe we should start with the essensials first before we buy the decoration!… story of my life..)

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Thank you Vroni, Anja, Karl-Heinz and Nini for your heartwarming welcome. Everytime we visit it feels like coming home!

 

Road trip through Austria – Vorarlberg

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Our next stop after Salzburg was Vorarlberg, where we stayed with Anja and her ADORABLE family!
They live in Bezau, a small village in the middle of a region called Bregenzerwald.
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Anja’s palsy-walsy with Gustav!
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On our first day we took the ropeway up to the top of a (for me) huge mountain. Dogs were allowed but they had to wear a muzzle during the ride. Gustav was not amused when Martin put on the muzzle upside down… but he figured it out pretty quickly.
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It was pretty bad weather up there but we had a good time. Drank some (typical Austrian) Almdudler lemonade and waited for Anjas Dad who ran up this mountain and biked downhill whith his bike… crazy! But I admire him for beeing such a cool dad and doing stuff like that …
did I already mention that Anja has the most heartwarming, cool and funny family you can imagine!? I truly feel at home when I’m with them!
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The next day we had perfect weather and we drove to Bregenz to take a walk at the promenade. Bregenz feels like a town at the coast with this huge lake it has a certain mediterranean feel to it. Anja was the perfect guide so we ate the BEST icecream in western Austria (according to Anja’s Dad ! …and I have to agree with him!).
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We came across the outdoor stage of the Bregenzer Festspiele. A annual event with sunning performances and a stage in the water. Here you can flip through a few of the last sceneries. This year it is Mozarts the Magic Flute.
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After that we went to Dornbirn where we found the beautiful shop I talked about in one of our previous posts: DFshop
And with a fully packed car we drove back to Bezau where we had Raclette for dinner at an awesome place in the middle of the mountains with Anja’s family! Really enjoyed this evening! (melted cheese and nice people a killer combination!)

Going to share the last part of our journey next week. so stay tuned!