Ok... so on the morning of Tues. July 8th at about 6:50 our neighbor rang our bell to tell us that our mission car had been hit just a few minutes before. Oh great! We were leaving at 7am to pick up the Sister Missionaries and drive the 3 hours to Salzburg for our special conference with 2 Zones. Our new Mission President wanted to meet with us all, introduce his family, instruct us, and have short interviews with each pair of missionaries. So here were were with a kaput car. What to do? Prayers, police, phone calls...
You can see the culprit's car that was undrivable. Apparently the 19 yr.old male made the turn too fast and slid into our parked car. Police were great, our neighbor was great, (he even changed our tire for us) the car was drivable and we were blessed. But when we picked up the sisters, the extra weight was not good so we ended up renting a car. With all this happening, it actually worked out pretty smoothly and we were only an hour late for the Conference. But what a morning! More experiences to add to our list.
What a beautiful drive to Salzburg. We went a different way this time to see other scenery.
Our new President Brian Kohler and his great family.
We were so impressed with this wonderful family. President and sister Kohler are fabulous. Erica is 14 and Tanner is nearly 17. They left their home in Provo to serve here. They also have an older daughter serving her mission in Japan.
A picture with the Parkers who are the senior couple in Vienna. they are from Alpine, Ut.
On the drive back, we passed this sign indicating that we are entering into our Providence (or county). Steiermark is where we live and Graz is the capital. We love the green heart for the heart of Austria!
We stopped here at this landmark that honors the Archduke of Austria, the Styrian Prince. This was a fun place to purchase some bakery treats and walk around a bit. The next 7 pics are from what we saw.
Interesting place to drive through to the few houses inside.
This is a look from the other side. Let's hope it never gets blocked.
It would be fun to stay here at this Guest house.
This is a work house with all kinds of tools mounted on the front as decoration. Interesting concept.
Another sign of the Styrian Panther. The Styrish people are very proud of him.
Another view of the Guest House and our rental car.
We had to get a double take of this hotel as we were on the road again. Too expensive for our wallet for sure but great for a pic.
Lovely countryside from the car. T'schuss!!