36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 142: Skiing Igls with Elisabeth


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 142 — Skiing Igls with Elisabeth
22-December-1971 (Wed.)

Skiing partner Elisabeth


In the morning, tried to go and take a lesson with George. Transportation really bugs me—too slow. As a result, I got there too late.

In the afternoon, met Elisabeth and we skied Igls. Was also good even though we didn’t have too much time. Took some pictures also.

Spent a little of the evening with Elisabeth. She had to leave early. Spent the rest with friends. One thing I like about doing something like this is meeting a lot of different types of people. Very interesting.


Skiing multiple mountains. As I read back my journal, I am realizing that when you go to a city like Innsbruck, which is surrounded by multiple mountains, you should really just plan on skiing one mountain range per day. As a student, I didn’t even consider renting a car and always took public transportation. Public transportation may be generally fine, but not when you are trying to do too much in one day.

Missed George. Couldn’t hook up with my first teacher, George, at Seegrube. Missed him.

Meet Elisabeth
Skiing Igls with Elisabeth. I get to spend just a bit of time with Elisabeth skiing Igls. The weather is good and I mention that I take some pictures (see opening photo and left). I suppose that most of the Innsbruck skiing pictures might be from today, though I’ll post them throughout this week’s posts.

Dinner with friends. Once again, I mention that nothing beats the experience of meeting new students and friends in an international setting. This is what the Rotary fellowship was all about. I think, as an adult, today, we would not be as open to meeting other adults in the same circumstances—being at a ski resort might be an exception. However, being a student is the bond between students, regardless of the country of their origin.

If you're a young student, enjoy life, family and friends, do well in school, respect yourself and others, respect your health and your body, and start to take those first steps towards your dreams. Being young is a precious time in your life. So, enjoy.


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