Well, we are at least more rested than when we left for vacation...and the kids are definitely ready to start school on Monday. (Mommy still has reservations) We had a great time in Hallstatt, Austria. It is just a 4 hour train ride from Vienna and then a 10 minute ferry ride. The town was absolutely gorgeous and very quiet and quaint. We spent some time exploring a salt mine, visiting an ice cave, doing lots of fishing and swimming in the lake and eating our share of eis (ice cream). We had a great time just relaxing, not having an agenda and enjoying the views of the mountains for a few days.
Now it is back to reality though, and tomorrow we head off to get our school supplies and passes for the kids to ride public to school. We did a trial run last week and we think we will need to allow an hour to get to school...yikes. We are hoping this goes smoothly, once we get in the groove. Now I am off to unpack our bags and start the laundry...oh the joys of coming home from vacation!