Enjoying the ride means different things to different people. All devices were charged and the kids were quiet in the back. I know, I know, they should have been looking outside. I've come to realize that this is completely age-appropriate activity and ends up making everyone happy. I didn't want to look at the scenery when I was their age either (sorry Mom & Dad) so I don't want to pressure them.
Then there is also the technique of yelling out when you see something cool -
Mom: "Hey kids, look, it's a waterfall!!"
Kid #1: "What, where? I can't see it"
Mom: "It's on your side, up the mountain, look, it's behind you now. Oh, bummer you missed it"
Kid #1: Grumbles something.
Yeah, this can be a fun thing too.
I've learned to keep those sightings to myself. The lack of speed limits reduces the amount of visibility of said sightings and increases tension in the vehicle.
Plus, when they are older they can sit in their own front seat and watch the scenery with their kids in the back. It think this is just how it's supposed to be.
We finally made it to Venice after a quick lunch stop in Innsbruck, Austria. We had to stop just to say we had been there.
See you in Venice!!!
P.S. All of these pictures were taking from inside a moving vehicle. They must be so used to this beauty they had no turns offs for tourists to pull over and take pictures.