Sunday, February 24, 2013

The longest drive ever

On the way to the mountains, the drive took us 12 hours as compared to the usual 9. Usual meaning that normally we don't drive on school-vacation-Saturdays. The problem when you only have three vacation "zones" in a country the size of Texas, and you go to one of the few acceptable winter vacation spots, is that you have to deal with the traffic jams that go along with that.

On the way home, it took us an astonishing 12 1/2 hours, but the traffic jams were mainly in what should have been the first hour, but turned out to be the first 4 1/2 hours. Wow.

The boys only pretended to sleep... they finally gave in and fell asleep for real around 8:30 pm, when we had two hours to go. Those were without a doubt the best two hours of the trip, in spite of the snow starting to build up on the roads.

And the slow... stopped, even - traffic gave me plenty of time to capture some of the scenery on the road home. This was one of the spots where we were completely stopped. As in, turn off the motor and wait for twenty to thirty minutes stopped.

But at least we had nice views while we waited.

I try to get a picture of this church every time we go past it, but normally we're going around 90km/h, so it turns out blurry. Not a problem this time!

No idea what this is, but it's pretty!

Our neighbors across the street got home around the same time we did, but it they left their resort about 3 1/2 hours after we did. Their resort was not as far into the Alps, so they avoided some of the worst traffic.

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