When you realise this may be your last Christmas living in Europe, you end up booking spontaneous trips close together to take in every cultural experience possible.
So today we set off for Austria for a long weekend. We found a lovely Airbnb with mountain views of the Alps right in the heart of Innsbruck, Austria as our base - and after a day in Innsbruck, we plan to head to Salzburg and Munich to explore.
Short two hour flight from Bristol (our first time flying from this airport... Easy!). However about half way through the flight, I had this terrible feeling that I forgot to pack something.
Do you know how many trips I've packed for in my lifetime? Including sleepovers and short weekend trips home for holidays? I've lost count - but in none of those have I ever forgotten such a crucial item.
Homegirl forgot to pack pants. Yes you read this correctly. P.s. For my British readers, I mean trousers.
How does one forget pants, you may ask? Well... I threw laundry in the night before and because laundry takes 4+ hours to run, they weren't done before I went to bed. Now I typically meticulously make a list before bed if I don't pack everything I need, but in my old age and seasoned traveler ways, I apparently felt that was unnecessary. So we wake up the next morning, grab our bags and off we went.
Such a crazy thing to forget, but also proves that you can pretty much forget anything and find it along the way.
We landed around 6pm and since it was only a 20 minute trip to the bnb, we knew we would have plenty of time to find dinner at the market. But we also knew we would not have enough time to buy pants before the stores all closed, so I was going to have to shop tomorrow.
Checked into our bnb - consumed the beautiful mountain views (pictures do no justice) and then off to the market!
Neither of us were starving enough to spend a lot of money at the market, so we opted for a Cinnamon bread dessert and then grabbed some sausages at the grocery store to cook for dinner.
Then off to bed! Snow in the forecast tomorrow - our plan is to stick around Innsbruck for the day (and find a pants store...).
To view all pictures from this trip: https://www.jkennis.com/f1071388468