This picture was taken in 1993, when I was a mere 7 years old. It was our family’s very first trip to Continental Europe. My parents decided, in the days before no frills airlines, to road trip to Soll, in the Austrian Tirol. It was a 3 day endeavor. The first leg was the journey down from Stirling, Scotland to Dover, a full day of driving in itself. We spent the night in the small, port town and explored a little on those famous white cliffs. The next day, we caught the hovercraft over to Calais in France and spent the next two days driving through scenic Europe until we reached our destination. We spent a fun filled week exploring the small town near the Austrian alps, which included a visit to Salzburg, exploring a glacier and going rafting for the first time. Looking back, I never appreciated the lengths my parents went to give us memories like that…I only hope I can do just as well with my own daughter!