We took a delightful hike through the woods in northern Austria near the town of Durnstein. Austria is a hiker’s paradise, with miles and miles of marked and mapped trails that connect the small towns dotting the Danube River. The astute observer will note the following about this picture: 1. The large abbey resting on the mountain behind us (it looks like a huge castle, but is hard to see). 2. This is just about the only picture of Dan and Lisa without kids. Weird, huh?
But for something really, really weird, click here. You will see Team Culhane performing the last verse of The Austrian Song, which somehow seemed apropos. It tells the story of an Austrian yodeler whose attempts to sing are repeatedly interrupted, first by an avalanche, then by grizzly bear, a St. Bernard, a milking cow, a maiden fair, a hunter, and finally, by St. Peter. Move over, Von Trapps. The Culhane Family Singers are taking over. Ahem.