...we have done a lot!
Monday-was our last German lesson and afterwards, Inge, our instructor, went with us to a Sri Lankan cafe near our apartment. If you've never had Sri Lankan food it is DELICIOUS!! After lunch, we had our retreat time and I headed to Starbucks and then walked around the 1st District
Tuesday-we took some of the older kids from English Camp to a toboggan run here in Vienna. I went down at least 4 times! On Tuesday evening we had our weekly Family Night at the Hunters and our theme was Raclette and The Sound of Music! I will never tire of that movie!
Wednesday-Brie and I met up with an English Camper and her mom, grandmother, stepfather, stepbrother, and cousin to tour the Natural History Museum. Afterwards, we ate at a Viennese brewery. It was so great to be able to talk with the family and hang out as this was what I had envisioned on this trip!
Thursday-was Bible study and Thursday night we had roommate game night. We played Telephone Pictionary, Story Hour, and Balderdash.
Friday-Brie and I went to an old cemetery where Beethoven is buried with Ewald Ring and his family. Ewald is a Gordon-Conwell grad and is from Vienna. We had a great time with them! Last night Lindsay came over and made fajitas and sangria and then we all watched Baby Mama together.
Today-I slept in and then went to Schönbrunn Palace to take a tour. It was beautiful and I enjoyed hearing more about the Hapsburg family and their empire. I had a wonderful time afterwards window shopping and venturing to parts of Vienna alone that I hadn't made it to yet.
Monday we will leave for our Sonship Retreat in Schladming, a little town about 3 hrs from Vienna. I'm looking forward to this but at the same time, I know that when we get back on Friday, I'll have just a little over a week left in this amazing place...