three great days, new year in the mountains

promised you a report about our new year celebrations in the mountains some week ago, but I missed to post. had to do more important stuff and in the end had a bunch of work at university and work .. so with a little delay, here are some pics from our 3 days in the snowy mountains.

I arrived at our house on 30th of Dec. early morning. Went there before all others, to get everything running .. heating, water, etc. .. I just wanted to guarantee a warm welcome to my friends when they gonna arrive around mid-afternoon. to make it short, around 3 or 4PM all others showed up and we unloaded the cars and carried everything to the house (everyone was panting for air afterwards, we’re all in really bad shape haha) This was how it started. Rest of the day was cooking, eating, playing, singing, having fun .. until 4AM when we called it a night (or morning) and went to bed to have some short 5 or 6 hours sleep until 10.

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That night we had a full moon and therefore we had a wonderful night with a nearly perfect sky, full of stars and the area lighted by the moon. This photo was taken at 4.04AM on 31st of Dec., freehand (thx for Daniel for lending his shoulder as a bio-tripod haha) .. nothing special but it was such a great atmosphere!

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Next morning, Dec. 31st, we had a delicious breakfast around late morning and afterwards decided to dress up for a walk in the snowy landscape. to be honest, there was less snow than the weeks before, rain and some warm temperatures had done a “good” job .. but we still had fun, as you can see on the following pics.

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… and some of us cimbled up the hill to roll down some nice stuff …
like this “litle monument” (which weighted like 40 to 60 kilogramm).

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For Daniel this was worth posing for some photos 😉 well done mate 😀

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‘’man power’ 😀

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After this walk we came home hungry and prepared everything for the big evening. We had some typical austrian stuff like Kaiserschmarrn, followed by a huge pot of Chili con carne with baked tortillas and salad. As normally Daniel did his best, no wonder as skilled cook, to make us happy .. but each one of us made his part there, such as Roland and I made the Chili, which I hope everyone really liked haha.

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IMG_9233 At aproxx. 23.30 we left the house to get ready for the big firework and the countdown to 2010. We already made some snow-bar right up the meadow behind the house .. where we cooled some sparkling wine and had a ramp for our own firework. I tried to give my best and report this with my cam (see youself what happened .. especially when Daniel got my cam into his hands again haha).

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.. and now to Daniel’s pics 😉 [never show your buddies how to use your cam, even when it’s dark and nothing makes auto-focussing possible, thanks dude .. great job!]

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back to mine .. lets get the party stared 😀

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… and he got my cam once again, I wish … ok just see 😀

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This was all I had to say there .. happy new year 😀 .. ok folks I wasn’t drunk, those pics were just fun, .. not a lot of booze out there, just those two bottles, .. but who cares, you could have a lot of fun without it! 🙂

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our wonderful couple .. Daniel & Bianca, .. really nice self-portrait

So this was all I had to show you, … next morning we celebrated until 5AM, went to bed and had breakfast around 11.30AM, still tired and not in the mood to do a lot. So we just played some games like we did the whole night before, … and somewhere at 3PM my guests left the place … and two hours later I did the same to come back to Klagenfurt in the evening … having some nice memories in my mind and maybe hoping for some repitition next year. Thanks again to Bianca, Daniel, Roland, Stefan & Johannes for those really nice days!

For those of you who are interested in more pics, just see my facebook account (if it’s possible for you .. of course only my friends can see it, sorry).

I will post some pics of the big Open Air Icehockey Game last saturday … maybe tonight or tomorrow, .. had great fun there (not because of the game which our team lost against our biggest rival) and so I hope to see you back soon!

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