Long before we planned to head to France, I was planning Christmas 2011 at my parents in Austria.
So, instead of flying in from Canada, we are going to drive from France to Hinterstoder. The GPS tells me it's 1543km, or about 950 Miles. A hop and a jump really.
Lauren is flying in from Toronto and then is driving back with us to France. It will be a great holiday for all of us and my parents.
Oma has organized a horse drawn sleigh ride on Christmas Eve and if I can stay awake, the plan is to take Isabella to a midnight mass at the little village church.
It would be a first for Isabella and the rest of my girls.
There is a Hurricane warning in effect for this area until tomorrow morning, 6am. Hopefully nothing major happens and we can get out of here on time. I plan to drive until about Baden Baden or Stuttgart on Friday and then leisurely head into the Alps on Saturday. Be there by supper time and have some good Austrian food.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
1500 CLICKS TO HINTERSTODER
HINTERSTODER. YOUR TYPICAL ALPINE VILLAGE
CLOSE TO MY PARENTS' HOUSE
WHERE WE WILL GO FOR MIDNIGHT MASS ON CHRISTMAS