Monday, March 31, 2014

Published photographer!

A small moment of excitement/bragging - I am now a (paid!) published photographer of an in-flight magazine, Air Canada's En Route Magazine

Philopappou Hill featured in Air Canada's April edition of En Route Magazine

A few months ago the photo editor found this picture on my blog that I took in Athens in 2011 (link to post here) and asked to publish it for their April 2014 issue which I of course said yes!  A link to the magazine is below and I even get photo credit! I'm very excited!

Here is a link to the online magazine:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Europe 2012 day 13: Vienna, Austria

The next morning (Sept. 16, 2012) we said goodbye to the cute town of Hallstatt and on to Vienna.

The famous Vienna Opera House at night

It was a beautiful blue-sky day and the train ride was lovely!

Train view

Our last train ride of the trip

We found our hotel (after walking in the wrong direction from the train station), got settled in and made our way into the center of town to see the sights and grab some food.  Rick Steves of course helped us along the way, including his awesome audio-tour!

St. Stephen's Cathedral
St. Stephen's Cathedral

Gelato stop at Zanoni & Zanoni

Hoffburg Palace

Hoffburg Palace
Vienna Opera House
Vienna at night
At St. Peter's they were doing a free organ concert so we sat in there for a little bit - in a city famous for it's music it seemed like the right thing to do. 

St. Peter's
Later than night we had a yummy dinenr at Reinthaler's Beisl, and then witnessed a cool thing at the Vienna Opera House.  Tickets are really expensive (although we scored some cheap seat tickets for the next, more on that later) so the opera house sets out chairs an a big screen to watch the show for free.  We sat for a bit and watched Arabella (we could't even get tickets if we wanted to becasue Nick was wearing shorts - strict dress code).

Arabella on the outdoor big screen at the Vienna Opera House
Next stop: a final day in Vienna for the trip home!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Winter catch-up

Time to bounce back into present day..

Nick and I got a couple of ski days in recently.  We went one day with my brother, he is in the red below, and is way better than I am.

The big news (that yes happened a long time ago) was that the Seattle Seahawks are SuperBowl champions!  The city was so crazy and everyone was so excited!  We went to a SuperBowl party at our friend's houe, had our annual flip cup game of girls vs. guys - and girls won again!

A few days later we went to the celebration parade (along with 700,000 other people!) and saw the Lombardi Trophy in person!

Did some fun wine tasting with friends.

And of course loved the Oscar and all the dresses!  I won the poll at our party and got a super close second place in our work poll.  The winner got 173 points and I got 172 - so close!


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