For my mother in laws birthday this year we went on a little trip to Bavaria. The drive was a killer for Charlie, I think he is getting a little old for longer journeys, But boy was it worth is! On route to Hallstatt, Austria we took a detour and stopped off at Neuschwanstein castle. I don't think I'll ever get enough of these fairy tale castles, they are quite spectacular. A storm passed over us while we were heading up to the castle which was nice given the heat we have been experiencing over here. The storm also gave us quite a unique view.
The next day while forecast storms, proved to be an absolutely stunning day in Hallstatt, Austria. The Alps always blow me away, one of the most stunning mountain ranges i've visited and had the privilege to explore. We took a peddle boat out onto the lake which I think is a must in this place, that way you are able to better appreciate the 360 degree view. Of course this allowed my little two year old Charlie to play captain, which is always fun.