After Munich, we headed out to Italy. Before we reached our final destination, we stopped by Innsbruck, Austria (home of the 1964 AND 1976 Winter Olympics in case you were wondering) for lunch. My husband and I enjoyed a few hours wondering away from our tour group and just taking in each other’s company. We strolled around the town, found a restaurant that looked promising, and then had a few laughs as we tried ordering our lunch in German. In case you ever want to order a hotdog type of sausage with no horseradish, “ein frankfurt mit nein kren” will do you good, yeah… we were pretty proud of ourselves.
After that we walked through some souvenir shops and saw lots of fun tacky items. Then we went into their Swarovski crystal shop and saw lots of not tacky stuff. Sooooo shiny. My husband said it looked like an Apple Store mixed with a Tiffany’s. Leave it to him to take in all that pretty and see something nerdy. Anyways, my husband got me out of there ASAP so that we didn’t go broke, and then it was off to Italy.
Our first Italy photos were taken at a rest stop. Rest stops are so different in Europe. For example, this one was sitting right outside of a vineyard (seen in the photos above) and had a full fledged restaurant inside. I think we should take a note from the Europeans on this one. A cup of coffee and a toilet does not a rest stop make. I said it, now let’s do something about it. Anyone have connections in the rest stop business?
-The Shiny Rest Stop Loving Kelley
P.S. Next up, Venice!