This week was a very fun week in Austria. Twice a year, my husband’s organization calls for lots of Americans to attend meetings it has here. When that happens, people come from all areas of the US and lots are friends that I’ve met during my time here. There are also some wives who come and this time was no different. Basically, I connect with people I know and some I don’t. So, this time, we went walking all over Schönbrunn and had lunch in the Gloriette.
It was a warm spring day and though the trees were still bare for the most part, one could see just how beautiful the place was when it had all its greenery. We sat next to a window in the Gloriette while eating a light lunch accompanied by lively conversation. Since I’d never been to that restaurant before, it provided a very entertaining experience.
Two days after that, we had lunch at Café Central, which is a known haven for writers and poets. We had even a better time there as we ate some more traditional Viennese food, a potato soup and had some great desserts. It was a wonderful week for visits with old friends and making some new ones.
Now the picture you see above is from one of the events I love here in the city. During the Easter season, spread throughout the city, there are Easter markets that sell a variety of traditional eggs, glass eggs, food, wine and more. The picture up above was taken at one of my favorite ones close to the Scottish Kirche here.
What made these days even more astounding was the weather. Each day was blessed with warmth, sunshine or basically, just a great day for walking and being out. Matter of fact, my husband and I went through one of the parks and had to laugh at all the people out sunbathing while the temp said it was only sixty degrees.
So, you can imagine my surprise when we woke this morning to more cold weather. When the morning walk/jog occurred it was only twenty-eight degrees. Normally this weekend was the time that we sheared our dog for the summer but had a moment’s hesitation before we decided to do it anyway. Here’s a picture of a shorn Pup Harry while we were very envious of his fur coat.
Needless to say, we are hoping that it will warm up and we can finally, once and for all, put away the winter coats. See you all next week!