It has officially been one month since I left good ole Boston, and what a whirlwind it has been thus far. Where has the time gone? This weekend specifically, I realized how fast the time is going, but how many things I am filling my limited amount of time with. Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start:
Friday morning I hiked Untersberg Mountain with some friends, which is part of the Berchtesgaden Alps. The Berchtesgaden Alps naturally separate Austria from Germany. A whopping 1,973 meters above sea level, the climb took us about three and a half hours. We certainly kept a steady pace. The hike was steep to say the least, but worth it nonetheless.
Saturday welcomed a trip to nearby Hallstatt, the ice caves, and Lammerklamm Gorge. A busy day followed by late night museum hopping through Salzburg. For a mere eleven euro, you could get into over forty museums in the Salzburg area from 6:00 pm until 1:00 am, and better yet, they organized bus routes to shuttle you to all of the museums. It was a truly wonderful evening! Every city should do this!
Sunday started with a long run through Salzburg, of course! Then we went to the Salzburg fußball game (soccer). We won 4-1 and enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of the stadium.
With jam-packed weekends like this, it’s easy to lose track of the time. I’m always sure to take pictures and little mementos from each journey, but I always always always make sure to stop and take it all in. I always take a deep breath and look around because I still cannot believe I am here, and this is my life until Christmas. I am currently writing this post from a bench in the Mirabell Gardens, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the view. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.