So the idea was to remedy that by staying at the Berghaus and there, it's quite plausible to stay up outside with even less then summery weather and then later retreat to the dormitories.
After some brainstorming we thought it may be a good idea to do an Oktoberfest. Since we're all German it made total sense. Alex had purchased Dirndls the women/grils could wear. The guys could wear Lederhos'n. We'd make real German food. we'd go for a hike.
Oh, and the coolest thing was that we found out about the Goldmeyr hotsprings, which is a 9 mile drive and 5 mile hike into the cascade mountains. It's maintained by one of the "friends of" societies with a year round care taker. They only allow 20 people a day to visit, so Said had kindly organized the permits a couple of weeks in advance.
Me in my lederhos'n
Enjoying a cold brew on the balcony.
The mountain peaks are already beginning to be snow covered
Took the kids to hike up to the ski lift
Donauwelle courtesy Valerie
Bretz'n with home made Obatzda
The kids and I made Pretzels from scratch. They all enjoyed rolling and folding the dough.
As you can see some of the Pretzels are really rolls from the littler ones.
All the delicious German food!
Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!
Off to Golfmeyr!
Crystal clear water
The caretaker's office
Amazing pools at different temperatures
That cave goes back about 7 meters, awesomest hottub ever!
Time to chill.