Showing posts from March, 2012

Europe tour begins

Here we are in Austria once more. This time we have with us hubby's parents. We landed in Munich rented a car and made our way to Austria to visit family. We're having grand ol' time site seeing. Yesterday we went to Flachau to try put my son on skis. He was not keen at first but then liked it after a bit. I need to sign him up for lessons so he can learn early. I on the other hand got on skis after about 10 years and managed to stay upright. It was awesome but kept on the beginners slope. I itched to go higher but thought better of it! It was a good thrill and would love to go skiing again some time. After having lunch there we went to Salzburg and had a good look around before we headed home. The day before we went to the Bad Ischl thermal pools and it was beautiful swimming while looking at the snow capped mountains. Just gorgeous. Today was window shopping day while the boys went to the Red Bull hangar tomorrow relaxing day.

Canadian Stampede in Muscat

So the stampede day finally rolled up and we were all very excited about it. Our driver cum gardener and our babysitter arrived at 6pm and off we went to pick up our friends whom were catching a ride of us to avoid any drunk driving. Gotta love 8 seaters than can seat 9 people! Well we've been here 7 years and have never been to the stampede before. There were hundreds of people there and what a well-organised event. It was good fun. There was loads of food and the drinks were cheap. There was a shooter station and the shots were mini drinks so I stayed well away from that station. My one complaint was that the breezers ran out fast. Everyone got a drink at the door but when I went to the bar to get another they didn't sell it at the bar. I don't like mixing drinks so that sucked. Our whole group had an awesome time line dancing and just having a good laugh but one blacked out and abused the spouse on the way home and one went walkabout and two dirty danced like teenagers …