Friday, January 30, 2009

A few faves

Here are a few of my favorite photos...I put these photos aside to chose from for my sorority's photo contest.

Pont du Gard, France

Mount Tiede, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Brugge, Belgium

Brugge, Belgium

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Vienna, Austria

Alpsptize, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (view from balcony!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


January 16-19, 2009 Lisa Marie, Shawnelle, and I ventured to Vienna and Bratislava for a 4 day weekend. Our first day in Vienna was a little slow because we were all sleep deprived before leaving for our trip. On Saturday we drove to Bratislava to explore the city and stumbled upon an amazing Tapas Lounge. In fact, it was so good that Sunday evening we drove back to Bratislava just to have dinner at this Tapas Lounge. I didn't know what to expect from this trip. Vienna is known for their musically and artistically inclined residents but beyond that I didn't know what the city would have to offer. Our first full day in Vienna, on our way to watch the Vienna Choir Boys perform, we exited the U-bahn station and were surrounded by a large, grandoise building and we all looked at each other and said, "This is Vienna!" It's beauty is truely held in the buildings, monuments, and arts throughout the city. Enjoy. more pictures

Kegs of Wine at the Naschmarkt (Wien/Vienna = Wine)


KunstHaus Hundertwasser

One of many beautiful statues in Vienna

Judenplatz -- the square with the Jewish Memorial

in front of the Town Hall

Karlskirche (Karl Church)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Looking Back on 2008

2008 brought lots of great memories, friends, and are some of the highlights

-- Having lunch under the Pont du Gard

-- Bathing at the Hungarian baths

-- SC Riesersee Ice Hockey games

-- Freezing to death in Krakow

-- Homemade kaiser spatzle, climbing the Reichstag Dome, and kissing bears in Berlin

-- Buying a German car

-- Wimbledon!!

-- Meeting Alpha Phi sisters in Darmstadt for the Opera

-- Graduating from college
-- Nude beaches in Croatia

...and you thought I'd post a picture of myself on the nude beach! ha

-- driving through Mt. Tiede National Park, Canary Islands

-- Fest Season

-- Hiking the 5 towns of Cinque Terre

-- Belgian chocolates, waffles, pommes, annnd cherry beer

-- Camping in the French Rivieria

-- World's largest pumpkin exhibit, Stuttgart, Germany

-- Christmas Markets around Europe -- Sweden, Hungary, France, Germany

-- Seeing the last remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World