Hello from warm Austria. We are in the middle of what appears to be a heat wave in Europe. We just can't seem to escape the heat. Despite the crazy heat we are enjoying the sites of Europe on our tour. Paris led to Lucern, Switzerland for one night. We went on a beautiful cruise of Lake Lucerne. It was a beautiful town that I'd love to go back to one day. We then went onto Munich after going up the stunning Mount Stanserhorn. Our main highlight of the short time in Munich was our bike ride through the city. The tour guides for the cycle were quite entertaining and had great ways to energize the tourists. Yesterday, on our way to the Austrian Tyrol we stopped at a concentration camped called Dachu. It was such a sad experience to see what the people in the camp went through. It was so eye opening to see all of what went on besides what I already knew. We then continued on to Austria. There was a lunch stop in Lichtenstein in their capital city (very small). Last night in this Austrian village there was a local festival going on. It was neat to see some locals in traditional Austrian clothes and to hear Austrian music. Today we went on a gruelling 25 km mountain bike ride. I want to say that it was worth it but I am not sure yet. Tomorrow we are off to Venice where at 9PM this evening it is 43 degrees with the humidity (30 something without it).
The tour has been interesting. Our tour guide is quite energetic and eccentric in a good way. He actually reminds me of my VP from school-full of life and spirit!
Well bed is calling me because our adventure to Italy will come soon.