I am barely back from the warm Houston winter, hardly at all adjusted to the freezing cold in Berlin, not to mention the jet lag. It is 3:10am and my alarm has just kicked my out of bed. I had expected to be grumpy this morning, cursing the cold and dark, and wishing to crawl back to bed. Quite the opposite is the case: I am excited, ready to drive 7 hours from Berlin to go skiing in the Austrian Alps. It will be my first skiing in two years and it has been even longer that I have been to the Alps in winter.
Germans might be very environmentally conscious, but they forget all about it when it comes to their Autobahn. Our “spaceship” (because it has tons of space and the size of a ship) allows for a comfortable cruising speed at 180-200 km/h (120 mph) and within no time we are in the Montafon valley. Barely 8 hours after leaving Berlin we hit the slopes.
Let the fun begin