We visited the Swarovski Crystal World on this day, driving down from Schwangau where we’re currently homebased. The factory “outlet” has grown by half since I was there in July of 2007, with a brand new showroom adding to the space we saw last year. Bob and Marlene had a fun hour or so of shopping for family and themselves. On the way back, we stopped at a (gasp!) recommendation by famous author Rick Steves. Hey, I have got to give the guy credit. The place was great! Bob had a giant schnitzel which he said was excellent and Marlene had a trio of dumplings with various stuffings. The Gnadl Gasthaus is just outside the historic town of Hall, on the way from Wattens back in the direction of Innsbruck.