Friends who are familiar with my traveling habits know that I have some peculiar rules when it comes to the definition of a trip. Here are the basic guidelines:
- Taiwan & Austria do not count, because these trips serve a purpose to visit family and friends.
- Staying at friends' places do not count. Lodging is an important part of the travel experience.
- Destinations within driving distance do not count. They are getaways, not trips.
Having been to my husband's hometown for more times than I can remember, I never thought about putting these trips on my blog. That is, until this past holiday season when I spent 10 days with my husband's family in his hometown. Initially, I viewed this trip more of a family obligation rather than a pleasurable vacation. However, I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! It had been way too long since my last winter visit, and I came away with a new found appreciation of this pristine alpine winter wonderland.
This picture was taken from my mother-in-law's 3rd floor garden.
Her garden reaches the river. (translation: lots of yard work in the summer time)
There is a golf course on the other side of river .