Monday, May 14, 2007

To Pinki we will go...

... and we can hardly wait! Off to Wiener Neustadt!

Although the weather is really crappy right now (it rained all day), I'm all excited about seeing our Austrian friends, *Pinki and Andrea, again. We had planned on leaving early on Wednesday morning, but we've now been thinking of maybe leaving tomorrow aroung noon and staying at one of these romantic little Inns around Salzburg (my idea - *wink wink*). After all, it is an 8 hour drive to Pinki's. It also looks as if the weather would get better and we should be blessed with a few sunny days.

You may remember that Pinki opened up the Backstage Bar just last year in September. The decor is a beautiful mix of modern design and old arched ceilings; the music is easy jazz, funk, soul, groove, “chill out” style. During our last visit, they were rennovating the place, so it was still quite a mess. On Wednesday evening, we will have the pleasure to be there. Yeah! We will be hearing LAURA & THE COMRATS, a young folksblues group from Vienna. From Pinki's description, Laura's voice really goes under your skin, a touch of melancholy, soft and inviting. Knowing Pinki's taste for music, I'm sure it's going to be a great evening - one of many, of course.

On our drive back through Austria, we'll visit other friends of ours, Ernst and Helga, who were also at Pinki's summer party last year. I'm sure that will be fun, too. And it will surely take me a good half hour to get used to Ernst's regional dialect again.

This is going to be such a great 6 days!

*See archives January 2006 and August 2007 and scroll through!!


Expat Traveler said...

now that sounds like a great vacation!!!!

I want to do that... :)

Ginnie said...

Hopefully your weather is great today, as it is here in A'dam. You will have so much fun because of being with the friends you love. Have a fabulous time away.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time with your fiends and be save,if they serve Chrueter or Kirsch have one on me.

CanadianSwiss said...

ET: Stay tuned for a post and many funny picts.

Ginnie: The weather wasn't all that great except for the last two days, but we didn't mind all that much (you can read why, soon) ;)

Dad: It was great! Does Marillen (Apricot) schnaps also count??