Sunday 3 July 2011
Elk Grove, California
July 4, 2011
Where to next? Back to Europe!
Manuela and I get to spend the next four weeks in Austria and Greece! We will visit family and friends in Graz, tour Salzburg and Vienna, and lounge on a Mediterranean beach. Besides the length of our trip, this journey will be special because my mother, my sister Maureen and son Scott will join us for the first 12 days.
The five of us depart on July 4 and will spend the first day in Vienna. After visiting the capital, we will be in Graz for four days. It will be an opportunity to show my family the beautiful city in which Manuela and I will be living in a few years. Besides seeing the sights of Styria, my family will meet Manuela's family at her grandmother's 80th birthday party.
After Graz, we will travel by train to Salzburg, home of Mozart and The Sound of Music. From there our journey will continue to Linz to visit the Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp. Then we will return to Vienna for one more day before my family returns to California. Manuela and I will spend a few more days in Graz before jetting off to Korfu, a Greek island, for a week of sun and fun.
It's been over a year since Manuela has been home and one and a half years since I first visited Austria. We are excited about spending time with family and friends, exploring our eventual move, and just being away from work for a month!