For me, most days pass without a lot of thought or excitement. Bike to work, eat, bike home, eat, feel annoyed that I spent 8 hours of such a beautiful summer days indoors. But then, there are those rare days, and for me it usually involves getting out of the city, that I feel so blessed to live where I do. The beautiful Alpine Mountains are less then an hours drive outside of the city I currently call home. And although I love Munich, its culture, and its people very much. It is the countryside here that makes me relax and feel completely happy. I guess its because I came from the country, although this landscape is a much much different from the one in South-Western Ontario. People come to Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy from all over the world to hike, bike and enjoy the magnificent views that these countries have to offer. And to think I can take my Saturday off and enjoy it all in one short drive, yes, it really does blow my mind. Below you will find images of the Wilder Kaiser Mountain area in Austria. Thank you Alps. You have no idea what you do for me.