Archive for September, 2007

A great August

Monday, September 10th, 2007

DSCF0852.jpgSchoeckl is considered the landmark mountain of the city of Graz. With an altitude of 1.435 m, its vicinity to Graz and a ski lift at its top, it is a popular resort for families to give their kids a first skiing experience – of course, only if the winters are cold enough for snow. In summer it is a popular escape from the hot city streets and from St. Radegund DSCF0848.JPG offers a steady, sometimes steep path up to its top. The hike takes between one to two hours depending on your fitness and speed. For the well trained, there is the Sch÷ckl trail which leads straight up the mountain right beneath the cable car.
Susi, Jean-Pierre and their kids, Julian and Stefan, come to Austria every summer for their holidays. They live in Auburn, a city close to Boston P8120133.JPG in Massachusetts. Susi is from Leibnitz and Susi and Christoph, as kids, have spent a few summers in Grabovac on the island of Hvar in Croatia and a lot of winter holidays in their long-time skiing resort in Bad Gastein. Susi and Jean-Pierre met in France as students and married in 1998.