We don’t take big European vacations very often. Most of our travels are land based in the RV and within the confines of North America. So coming off this tour abroad has left some indelible impressions, along with great memories shared with our overseas family.
High above the Austria-Germany border, towering over the little town of Berchtesgaden on a 6,000 foot subpeak is the The Eagles Nest – Hitler’s private retreat.
In Austria the Alps rise up to towering heights without preamble. There’s a pretty valley dotted with alpine houses, a small rise barely tall enough to be called a hill, and then – whomp – a 13,000 foot mountain. Right there in the backyard. All granite and topped with snow.