The Hub's work sent us on an all expenses paid trip to the Alps!
Free food and free housing I am SO there!
This is the lodge and resort we stayed at it was really nice.. it was a little hokey with all the lacquered faux log cabin paneling and stuff but to be fair it was applicable to the ski lodge theme haha.
No complaints from this girl though I mean free is free right?! hahahahahaha!
It is just so gorgeous here!
Giant mural on the side of our hotel
Upon closer inspection we noticed that this woman is a total alcoholic hahaha.
She's toting a beer mug & she's got a crossbody beer satchel complete with a mini beer tap! I mean seriously she's even got a flower motif on the strap.
Talk about serious dedication to drinking.
Lamps w/ cut outs of trees, bears and deers.
See what I mean? Hokey right?
Although I did admittedly think it was pretty cute ahahahahaha.
But I REALLLY REALLY want one of these adorable mini me faux rustic wood carved chairs!
They are so cute!!!!
Me & my uber sparkly UGG boots.
A really adorable and sweet middle schooler came up to me and asked if she could take a photo of my boots w/ her iPhone.
Which seriously made me reconsider all of my wardrobe choices and whether they were age appropriate or not. bahahahahahahahah
|Artichoke dip w/ baked pita bread|
Omgosh there bread had like a giant crust of cheese baked into it (see the orange part in the bread basket? ALL CHEESE). I need to make all of my bread that way. AHAHAHA like I've ever made bread.. hahah ok that was funny. What I really meant to say is that restaurants should SERVE all of their bread w/ a giant crust of cheese baked into it. bahahahahaha.
|Prime Rib w/ baked potato & all the fixins'|
I opted not to order an entree because I didn't want dinner to be a total calorie bomb so I took some of the Hubs baked potato and prime rib.
PLUS I was saying room for this!!
Pumpkin Cheesecake FTW!!
AND IT WAS SOOOOOO GOOD TOO!
Might even be a little better than Cheesecake Factory's pumpkin cheesecake!! Ok maybe that's crazy talk but it was really REALLY good.. plus I haven't had Cheesecake Factory cheesecake since BEFORE we moved to Germany so maybe I've forgotten JUST how good it tastes hahahahaha.
Happy & stuffed from dinner!
(Ok I am SERIOUSLY not helping my age appropriateness cause am I??!)
The view from our hotel room.
SERIOUSLY WHAT THE EFF?!
This is the view standing on the balcony.
I mean SERIOUSLY ridic right?!
I'm not really a "one with nature" type of girl.. but I could seriously get used to this bahahahaha.
Talk about a hell of a view during breakfast!
(I mean the mountains in the back of course.. unless you are my husband than Hubby I mean you. bahaha!)
I've been eating oatmeal practically EVERY SINGLE DAY for the last 8 months or so.
Obviously from the picture above my daily oatmeal rule is not applicable while on vacation ahahaha. This is most definitely not a normal breakfast for me nowadays.. and oddly enough I can never EVER get the Hubs to eat oatmeal at home.. and yet on vacation he suddenly decides to eat oatmeal while I eat this calorie bomb you see above -___- UGH thanks for making me feel bad hubby!
In an attempt to walk off my calorie bomb vacay foods we decided to visit a GORGEOUS monetary near our hotel.
I was sort of bowled over when we got inside. The outside is pretty but the inside is GORGEOUS.
I mean talk about full on baroque rococo!!!
If there is a single type of decor through history that I love the most it is baroque rococo everything about it screams over the top and opulent!!!
After that we were guided to a outdoor schnapps bar!!
Geist is Ghost in German.. which I think they named it because the alcohol is clear.. but really I think it's because if you were to drink an entire bottle of 40% proof you'd see ghosts too bahahahaha.
Ok I know I know I'm cheesy -___- hahahahahaha.
It's an outdoor Schnapps bar!
$1.50 Euro for a shot!
I tried a shot of blueberry schnapps!
I'm sad and pathetic.
HAHAHA as you can see I'm not much of an alcohol drinker.
But seriously it was STRONG and it burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrnnnnned going down. I mean burned!!!
Despite all that it was actually pretty tasty hahaha. It was really sweet and tasted like a blueberry liquour!
I WANTED THIS SOOOOO BADLY!!!
The windmill part of it turns with the wind!! Soooo neat!
|Loaded baked potato soup|
|BBQ ribs & Fries|
The hotel set up a yummy little snack spread outside of Hubby's conference room. Which I most definitely helped myself too hahahah.
The chocolate pound cake was SOOOO GOOD! I'm generally not a fan of chocolate OR pound cake but oddly enough paired together it was DELICIOUS!
After the meeting we visited milk co-op!
They made all sorts of delicious organic dairy products.
Soooo much cheese! Seriously I wanted to move in here.
ALL YOU CAN EAT CHEESE SAMPLES!!!
There were like only 8 people there including us.. so yeah no shame I ate a lot of cheese.
All this for only $4 Euro's too!!
|Pretzels & Sausages|
|Lemon Meringue Cheesecake|
I thought this was heee-larious!
Before heading home we stopped at a woodcarver shop along the rode and I took home these giant wood carved colored pencils! They're HUGE I wish I'd taken a picture of it next to a quarter or something but each pencil is like the same size as a rolling pin! And on the end of each pencil is a whistle! I just thought these were so cute so I bought one in each color for my little cousins :)
Okieee that's it for our little getaway to the Alps!
Hope you enjoyed "visiting" the Alps with me! :)