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Tuesday. June 11th, 2024: Another great breakfast buffet at the Hotel Interalpen greeted the new day. Today we had planned to drive the Timmelsjoch pass, however, Mother Nature again had a different idea. Several avalanches and golf ball size hail eliminated that option. After canceling the pit stop in Sölden and the lunch at Brückenwirt in St. Leonard, we made the decision to take the Achenseebahn steam train up to Seespitz and the boat to Pertisau today.

My good friend Joschi Entner called the train company, but everything was sold out. There was not a seat to be had. I then called the Strandhotel Entner to reserve lunch and decided that we would drive up to Pertisau. It is a short curvy road up the mountain. We first drove around Pertisau to give the group an idea of the area and then went to our reserved luncheon. At Strandhotel Entner, everything was ready for us with a beautifully set table. After lunch everyone had a little time to do some souvenir shopping in this cute town. I then decided rather than take the Austrian Autobahn back we would drive around the lake and take a “secret” private toll road, north of the Achensee to the Faller Klamm Brücke and Mittenwald and back to the Hotel Interalpen. Another delicious dinner at the hotel crowned our fun, if unplanned day.