Sunday, November 12, 2006

Europe Part V: Venice

I love Venice. Going there is like an event, not just a visit to a city. It's like going to Disneyland or something. Mostly we just wandered around and got lost... and did a lot of shopping.

I'm so glad it wasn't raining this time!

There is a great leather shop on the Rialto Bridge:

And I finally got to take a gondola ride!

I can't wait to go back there again.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Freaks and Geeks

There wasn't much to do in the small Austrian town we were staying in, so Contiki hosted a "Freaks and Geeks" costume party. We did our best with what we had!

It seemed to be a popular idea to wear underwear in unusual ways:

My freakiest asset seemed to be my hair.

The next day as we left Austria, Louise serenaded us with songs from the Sound of Music.

Europe Part IV: Austria

Austria was amazingly beautiful. The rolling green hills and gorgeous countryside. It was also where we had our big adventures! First we went white water rafting in the Tyrol region. We even rafted past Schwarzenegger's home village!

Chris kept getting waves in the face... Luckily he protected me from the worst of it. :)

Next stop was paragliding! Just fantastic views from the take off point.

This is my point of view. We were about 600 meters up, I believe.

I didn't realize parachutes could go upsidedown! The G-forces were crazy when we were spinning!