Tiergarten Schönbrunn

We spent a beautiful morning at the Tiergarten Schönbrunn this week. It was a bit cloudy and the weather forecast called for thunderstorms, which meant there were very few people at the zoo! We stayed mostly in the forest to stay cool on a warm day and it turned out to be the perfect zoo morning….

Christiana Comes to Visit!

Our niece Christiana is staying with us for the summer! We are excited to have her visit and show her around the city. There are some important firsts that Christiana has to experience while staying with us. She had her first kebab within the first week. Good food is a must while staying in Vienna….

It’s Zoo Season!

We played hooky from kindergarten today and went to the Schönbrunn zoo with a friend. It was a beautiful day with the sun occasionally poking through the clouds and wonderful early spring temperatures. The kids were so excited to go out with a friend from school. All around the zoo are enclosures that used to…

More Adventures with Nana and Grampy

Nana and Grampy stayed in Vienna for a few weeks and we all had a great time. Nana and Grampy had a hotel for a week and the kids got to take turns “spending the night” which was a super exciting treat. Elora made a little list of everything she wanted to show them, and…

Nana and Grampy Visit Vienna!

Nana and Grampy have come to Vienna for a couple weeks. The kids have been asking for three months “How long until Nana and Grampy come visit?” Elora has a big list of places she wants to go with them, so we have been working hard to check off all the fun that Elora wants…

Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn – Desert House

We often pass the Wüstenhaus Schönbrunn (Schönbrunn Desert House) on our way to the zoo, and our desert-loving daughter Marion has been asking to go to it since last summer. As it turns out, our Niederösterreich card let’s us get in for free as many times as we want this year! The kids were excited to go…

The Schönbrunn Zoo

We had one of those homeschooling mornings where I wonder why we homeschool. The kids had stayed up too late the night before, they were crabby and fighting, and didn’t really seem like they wanted to listen. When I talked to Elora, who was doing a great job trying to be helpful in spite of…

Last Zoo Day

My zoo pass expired the second week of October, so we headed over for our last visit to the Schonbrunn Zoo. This has been my favorite place to take the kids, and we will miss going. With winter coming and the move back to the US a few months away it doesn’t seem worth it…

Zoo with Jessica

We are a little behind with the blogging from when my computer was broken. Now that it is up and running again, I have some older stuff to put up. Back in September we went to the zoo with my friend Jessica. She had never been before, and Elora was so excited to show her…

Zoo with Friends

I know, we go to the zoo a lot. But the weather has been pretty good for going outside, and my zoo pass is going to expire soon… so we are trying to enjoy the zoo as much as possible! We went with our friends Ellie, Charlotte, Luke, and Baby Audrey. Quite the crowd of…

More Zoo Days

We have spent a lot of time at the Zoo this summer. It is pretty close to our house, everyone we know has a pass, and it is a great place for the kids to run around – and you might even see some animals while you are there! I put together some of my…

Schonbrunn Tour and Wustenhaus

After thinking I was finished blogging Grandma’s visit, I found a bunch more pictures… so there will be a couple more days to finish of her trip! I took my mom to go see the Schonbrunn tour. It is such a beautiful palace inside and out. Chris graciously declined and took the kids to the…