Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wurstelprater

Yesterday, Amanda, Allie, Brie & I went to Wurstelprater.  Wurstelprater is an amusement park set within Prater park that used to be hunting grounds for the Habsburg family (if you don't know who the Habsburgs are, Wikipedia has a whole page on them! Worth looking at!).  It is famous for the Wiener Riesenrad, a ferris wheel that you can eat dinner on!  We didn't do that as it's quite pricey (100 euros!), but we did do a few other rides which were awesome!

Our first ride was this sketchy looking roller coaster.  You be the judge:
It was fun, but as soon as we got on, Brie turned to me and asked "Does this handle lock?" talking about the lap handle.  We're still not sure if it did or not.

We then went on this ginormous swing that was 300 something feet in the air.  It was a beautiful view of the city (and possibly Germany, Slovakia, and other surrounding countries!).
There was another ferris wheel that only cost us 3 euros and gave us a great view as well.
Our next ride was like the Tilt-a-Whirl or Mad Teacups on crack.  I never get sick on rides but this one made me queasy.  No pics of that ride.
Our final destination was this restaurant we'd heard about called Schweizerhaus (Swiss House).  They're famous for pig knuckles.  Yes, you read that right.  None of us got pig knuckles.  I enjoyed the true Viennese treat of Wiener Schnitzel
It was raining when we finished dinner, so we headed home and had a relaxed evening of checking email, skyping, and phoning family in the States.

This morning Amanda, Eva, and I were the first to rise and had a leisurely breakfast and devo time.  Our church service starts at 5, so we don't have to be at church til 4:15 which is nice.  I think all of us have adjusted to the time change, but it's still nice to have time for relaxing :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

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