Alex's Alliterative Adventures

Thoughts on Programming, Life, and Travel

Austria 9 – Hike

September 30, 2008

You can only spend so much time nestled at the foot of Austrian mountain ranges before you find yourself seduced by high altitudes and the thrill of the outdoors. We grabbed our gear and headed up Bärenschützklamm.

We stopped at the peak of the hike to do some Geocaching and stop for a break. Felix surprised Nina and I by pulling a camping stove and pot out of his bag and cooking us some garlic soup. I don’t care if it was the mountain air, the exercise, or the suspiciously tasty powdered soup mix, but I wonder if every meal tastes better when you’re on top of a mountain.

When we were back on solid ground, we experienced the legendary burgers from Brot & Spiele. Felix made the bold claim that they served the best burgers in town, possibly the best burgers he’d ever had, and I have to admit that I won’t be challenging his claim any time soon. The hike might’ve affected the flavour country we found ourselves swallowing, but there was no time to slow down and savour the experience: WALL-E waits for no man. The movie was incredibly well done, and pretty much everyone will find something to like in it. As a computer geek and someone who spends a lot of time thinking about video games, I was floored by the graphics in the early scenes of earth, and the characterization the writers brought out with just a few sounds and gestures was phenomenal. Story-telling and technology at its best.

But the best part of the day was yet to come: On the fourth or fifth attempt, I beat Dr. Lugae in Final Fantasy IV DS. I loved that game on SNES back in the day, and now I can love it wherever I go.


2 Comments so far

  1. kats November 27th, 2008 5:54 am

    There’s a whole bunch of config errors and other random dumps when I try to view this page. Looks like the wordpress gallery wasn’t configured.

  2. Alex November 27th, 2008 10:10 am

    Thanks, kats. I updated gallery last night over a shoddy wireless connection, and I didn’t get all the way through.

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