My new favorite city! There is so much to do and see. It looks like a fairy tale. Vienna is home to classical music, great museums and beautiful architecture. Admission to museums is free for anyone under the age of eighteen. Which means that my daughter and I spend as much time as we can. I did my A1 course in the this city, unfortunately, we live in the mountains and my commute was two hours each way everyday by car, train and subway. Being eight months pregnant made the commute unbearable somedays, especially for a girl who use to ride her bike twenty minutes to work. I have only been to one museum and couple bus tours. Once summer arrives, you can expect to see more post relating to this beautiful city as I start to explore it little by little.
According to esterhazy.at, Forchtenstein Castle is the only fortress in the region that was never captured during the Turkish Wars; thus the castle served as the treasury of the Esterházy princes, safeguarding all costly and precious possessions.
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We only stayed in this city for two days. While I wish we would have made better use of our time jet lag really got the best of us. We did a bus tour, went shopping and visited Christmas markets. Unfortunately, two days after we left the city, a terrorist attack happen in the Christmas market of the feature picture, killing twelve people and injuring many others. The market closed for the rest of the season. We have a cup that says “Ich War Bin” which translates to “I was here”. Even with events like that happening in the world, travelers should not allow attacks like these to scare them from enjoying events with large crowds. By allowing events like this to scare people we a society are giving into terrorist and allowing fear to control our lives.
New York was our last city to visit in America. We went during the Christmas season and only had four days. For my partner, this is enough time to be in a major city like this. We during the day went to the Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Bridge and did a boat tour. At night we went to the broadway play “Fiddle on the Roof”, the Empire State Building and shopping. The Christmas decorations gave the trip a bit of a magical touch. This trip was done during my second trimester and morning sickness was a thing of the past. 🙂
A trip we made with friends of ours. There are paved trails for those in wheel-chairs and strollers. Depending on the time of year there will be a lot of people. We went with our friends. My partner left all of his climbing gear in Austria and missed mountaineering/climbing. He set a bad example and started climbing rocks that he was not “suppose” to. This park is free to the public year around which makes it the best reason to visit as a family on a budget. We had trouble finding a parking spot and suggest going during the week when there will be less people.
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First morning sickness and high altitude made it impossible to do long hikes that we both enjoy. We did some camping and drove through the park. Shorter hikes and longer breaks made it better for both of us. If you plan on doing some camping in the park (legally) then you will have to book months in advance. We camped near by the park and paid for our camp sight. There were lots of families around and not the type of place we would normally pitch our tent. However, we were tried and needed a place to rest our heads. Waking-up the first morning, still tired even though we slept twelve hours, and the voices of children were echoing outside our tents. It was then I turned to Andreas and said “I think we might be too old to be parents”. He gave me a fearful look like maybe I was right. This was my first experience the exhaustion that parents of young children seem to have constantly. Luckily, after first trimester and moving to lower elevation my energy levels started to return. 🙂
This the week-end we conceived our daughter. It was the week-end my partner came to the lower forty-eight from Alaska. Made in America 🙂
According to the Denver Post, thousands gather at the Denver PrideFest celebration at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The festival lasts through Sunday with the annual Gay Pride Parade starting at 9:30 a.m. at Cheesman Park heading west down Colfax Ave. to Civic Center Park.
As we marched through the parade and went to gay bar all week-end. It really was love at first sight, but we had no idea what was in-store for us.