Hello from Graz
Hello from Graz
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The good news is that I am now back in Vienna after a short stop in Graz for the airport ski run. None of the Terminal 3 ski lifts worked last night so I had to ski down on the mountain, which is approximately 2.5km from the airport. I got about half an hour of skiing before two aerobics instructors came over and told me that I have an almost full pass (200 C$ or CDN). OK, an expensive day but I felt that it was worth it.
The second aerobics instructor, Miran, worked out a more complicated approach. He taught me the basics of how to ski lift, sound, balance and dip by teaching me step shifting. He explained that if you want more strength on one side you should do a bench instead of a pushup and if you want to get ready for a dip instead of a pushup you should do a situp instead of a pushup. I would also recommend trying some beginner slopes. Hello from Graz
Things were going great and 2 hours into the lesson I started to feel just a tiny bit tired. But I took it as a sign that I needed to keep going. Besides, the instructor Justo, who was my instructor for the day, had a special feeling about me. He decided to give me a more detailed lesson and gave me a few words of explanation. First of all, Justo said that I needed to learn how to turn while ski-boarding and become familiar with my balance. Then the lesson continued with the basics: keeping your balance, changing directions, etc. Hello from Graz
The rest of the day passed pretty quickly and 2 Growing Amercians shared my compartment with an Israeli student and we chatted throughout the ride. The other two passengers in my cabin, a German and a Canadian, were enjoying the show on TV and they were comparisons of skiing between the two countries. My German friend was stating how different their first snow Olympics were compared to his expectations. Hello from Graz
We arrived at the bottom of the hill at about 6:30 pm where the rest of the guests were having a dinner. Temperatures were comfortable and we were ready to eat. Sem recognized the restaurant from the movie “France in miniature” and commented that it looked like in the movie the French chef visits the American comedian to get some of his food. Hello from Graz
We sat down and the German suggested having a soup. I said no, having had too much trouble with my first soup. Everyone became quiet and the waiter came to our table and recommended a soup, appetizer and dessert. The appetizer came in a basic form: pickles, salted carrots, celery and potatoes. The desserts were a variety of traditional dessert variations, such as logite (an inflatable wooden chunk containing candy, nuts and toothpicks), ricotta Chocolate, and angel food cake.
When our desserts were almost ready we decided to try the most famous dessert in Austria: profiteroles. They are a palm-sized almond sponge cake soaked in liquor and crème topped with icing sugar. We ordered a variety of them with a vanilla liqueur served in a flute bottle.
We followed up our meal with a fresh bottle of ice cream from the fresh ice cream shop at the top of the hill. I had a vanilla scozzle, which seemed to complement the sweetbreads perfectly. Back in the cabin I got ready for my 2 pm presentation and abseiled a bit through the deep green mountainadow to my office, dropped into a chair, and spent about an hour and a half on the computer.
It was time to head to the photocopy room and pick up the National Geographic book that had interested me all these years. Sherrie and I went outside to the garden to share our enthusiasm about the book. There was a framed copy of the book outside on the bench in front of the entrance to the garden. beckoning us closer we slowly walked toward the book. We saw a copy of the book in the window of a second-story window and excitedly paddled toward it. What we were looking for was a geography book with a map of the coastline through out the Graz area. Without any further ado we took a seat on the outdoor patio of a bar-restaurant. Hello from Graz
The map in the book showed a coastline through out the Graz area. Flipping through the more specific maps of the region, we located the specific spot where the grandmother of the restaurant had been told to stand. Standing directly in front of us was the exact spot. “Here it is,” we said excitedly. Hello from Graz
The large statue on the near wall is so distinctive and indelible that you can’t help loving it. Across the plaza, dozens of small statues are dotting the landscape, along with a great many unwanted roadside kiosks and ponds. Hello from Graz