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Travel: Austria!

I have been going skiing in a small town in Austria since I was a child. We continued this tradition with our children when they were 3 years old (way to early).  The first time we took all three, my youngest daughter's feet were so small we could't find a boot to fit her!  It was tough in the beginning with many falls, many tears, being cold and hating to ski. But then one day they all fell in love with it.  I will never forget the smiles they had once they'd mastered the T-lift on their own and flew down the slopes.

We all love Austrian food, even though it's now a little challenging as two of my children have Celiac. Kaiserschmarren (Roasted pancakes with whipped crème, sugar, raisins and plum sauce)! Sausages! Knoedel! Cheese Spaeztle! Apfelstrudel!

You name it…there are so many  delicious dishes .Good thing you ski all day!

Part of my family originates from Austria so we've been invited to many weddings over the years and have all been fitted for Dirndl’s and Trachtenjacken. It's a lot of fun to get dressed up in these traditional clothes.  European families get far more dressed up for dinners and it is nice for our children to appreciate that. They tend to get tired early and often fall asleep on the benches.

It is such a wonderful family vacation filled with fun, outdoors, great meals meeting old friends and making new ones.

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