3 July ’04, Saturday. 23 Degree ascend and will “Bumble Bee” make it ???? Well of course !!!! Even if it was 1st gear at the half way mark….what a trouper !!!!
Yep, as we left Hallstatt heading towards our next destination of Vienna, we encountered a mountain pass that would make any car or van squeamish. We noted that we didn’t find one truck on this road…..what are they, chicken???? The rest of the trip was again one of absolute beauty. We enjoyed the mountains up close and then the closer we got to Vienna we got we enjoyed the rolling hills that we first encountered as we entered Austria. It was also interesting to find many tunnels on this trip. They measured from just a couple of minutes long to a couple that lasted at least 2 ½ to 3 miles in length. We also found the logging of their trees very interesting. It looked like they just pulled their trees over and then cut them up. This left the stump out of the ground and easy to dispose of. After the stump was disposed of they re-planted with the next crop of trees on un-cluttered land. We thought this looked like a good plan…. Our trip lasted just over 4 ½ hours and we entered Vienna. Now the trick was to find the campground. Well Louise was at her best…we drove right to it. Nice job !!! The sun was out and all we had to do was set up camp. Now that included setting up the add-on room (tent)
this time as we may be having Lou and Drew joining us for a “night over” this time. I didn’t see Louise get the stop watch out but, just in case I busted my butt to get it up in record time. We have a very nice campground this time as well. We are next door to a large swimming complex that is also having a big celebration with live music and lot’s of food. As it is, I think we will stay put and get some rest for tomorrows “Agenda in Vienna”…. Tomorrow…Vienna