Here's a belated post of our weekend on the Bodensee (Lake Constance, in far western Austria) May 23-25, where we attended a conference of the Evangelical Reformed Church. Church members and leaders from Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and America (yes, that's us) all gathered to discuss the establishment and growth of churches. It was an invigorating and exhausting weekend, getting to hang out with Christians from all over and being encouraged by them, yet driving 7 1/2 hours each way. The kids very much enjoyed spending time with the other children, trying to understand Swiss German and Vorarlberg dialect, while they put on their best Viennese German.
On the drive from far eastern Vienna to the westernmost section of Austria, we also passed through a little chunk of Germany for about 50 Kilometers. There I (Brad) got to fulfill a life-long dream, driving rather swiftly and completely legally on the speed-limit-free German Autobahn.
Here's a shot of the Motley Crew:
See lots more pictures of the weekend HERE.