In addition it was pretty grey and cold up in the mountains today so it wasn't very good picture taking conditions.
Often when we're wandering around in the countryside in country where we don't speak the language, finding something to eat can be an adventure. TripAdvisor App that I extol works best in urban areas. The area we were driving in today was clearly 'out-of-season' and a number of places we stopped at were closed. Then there is the problem when you go through a town and you are looking for a place to park but end up out of the town before you find that place to park.
We were really hungry and needed a bathroom break bad as we were heading out in the boonies when we came to his place at the top of a pass.
It was cold - 41 degrees F
Not the greatest meal but pretty darn appreciated
The soups were particularly good (generally the case in our experience)
This was a meat broth with a liver dumpling - not as livery as you would imagine - I liked it a lot
This was a chicken broth with a dumpling
(Trust me on this - it was a matzo ball!)
I had some fish that was just okay
But Wife's schnitzel was pretty good
Now a bit about how we're getting around. Our rental car is a Peugeot 308 Station Wagon. We are very pleased with it. It has tons of room in the back for our luggage (not always easy with a European car), yet is very maneuverable, gets around in the tight Euro roads, and has a good turning radius. The gearing is good so you can use 1st and 2nd gear effectively for the steep roads. Finally it is a diesel and is getting 45 miles to the gallon! Plus diesel is only around $4 a gallon so we are spending way less than we ever have on fuel for a rental car in Europe.
Our trusty Peugeot
As it is black we can almost get away with going whatever speed we like. You who have driven in Europe know there is one set of driving rules for the masses and then another for those who drive black expensive cars like Mercedes, BMW, Audi etc. They get to drive as fast as they like and get very pissed off if you are blocking the passing lane going only 10 or 20 kilometers per hour over the speed limit.
In town we're using the tram which is very convenient. If you've ever been on the Amsterdam trams you will realize that the drivers here are chauffeurs compared to Amsterdam's demolition derby style tram driving. An all you can use one week pass costs about $15.