So our pigs got a new friend for a couple hours until we gave it away to the Pails.
We spent New Year's Eve with Bro. & Sis. Pail. They loved their new family member!! Bro. Pail took it everywhere we went that night.
This is some of the Austrian "Sylvester" food the Pails fixed for dinner. Thin sliced smoked salmon, smoked cod, deviled eggs, horse radish creme stuff, meat salad, and meat spread for the bread. That thing in the middle is a small mushroom cake that she bought for luck. Silvester is the word for New Year's Eve here in Austria. It is named after a Catholic Saint but we don't have a clue why. When the Pails invited us to Sylvester, we didn't know what they were talking about.
About 11:30 pm we drove into the city with the Pails to witness first hand all the crowds of people congregating everywhere to watch the fireworks. They had fireworks shooting from the Schloss Berg (where the clock tower is) and fireworks were shooting off all over the city. How exciting!
We wish you a happy 2014!!!
We are at the Hauptplatz (where the city hall is). The city tree was so gorgeous. Notice the clock tower in the background. The clock tower is the hallmark of Graz.
This is interesting. They hung Christmas trees upside down from wires above the streets. That looks like alot of work to me, but it was pretty impressive. Maybe it signifies the ending of a year and the beginning of a new one. We had a wonderful New Year's Eve. Thank you Pails!!