After the rain from the previous day, it was so nice to wake up to a clear sunny morning in Unterwössen!
I found being in the mountains, out in the fresh air and solitude of nature, to be so refreshing.
After breakfast we set off for a hike in the woods right from our Airbnb; it was so nice to have a trailhead we could access without having to drive anywhere. Andy, Jill, Laurie and I set off (Lindsey had to stay behind with her injured knee) with Elodie in the carrier facing out to enjoy the views.
On the way back, she was ready for her nap so Andy turned her around and she went right to sleep.
Back at the flat, we picked up Lindsey then drove to Kitzbühel, a mountain resort town in Austria. Andy and I had been there once before, on a Christmas trip we took to France, Austria and Germany the first year we lived in London.
On the way to Kitzbühel, we stopped for lunch at a traditional Bavarian restaurant. Everywhere we went, people were so friendly and happy to see Elodie.
Once we arrived in Kitzbühel, we took the cable car to the top of the mountain, where there was still enough snow for people to be enjoying the end of the ski season. The cable car journey was a bit scary but the views from the top were incredible.
Andy and I had a plan to do another hike at the top of the mountain so the others took the cable car back down, but then we learned the chair lift was closing and we couldn’t access the trail. Bummer.
But, we made the best of it and enjoyed both a coffee and a beer at the top of the mountain while Elodie took a little nap. 🙂
We took the cable car back down and met up with our group in the village of Kitzbühel, where we did a little wander around the shops and enjoyed an apfelstrudel.
The drive back to Unterwössen was long….it was a really fun day but driving around with a baby who doesn’t enjoy her car seat isn’t much fun for anyone, including the poor little tyke! The advantage of having an Airbnb is that then we could get her ready for bed and I could put her down and have an easy dinner in the flat – which is just what we did.