Our rechargeable battery charger fried here the first time we plugged it in, so we've had to use regular old disposable batteries all year. What a pain. Anyway we finally got some, so here are our pictures from Graz!
The first thing we did was meet up with a new friend named Anna, an American woman married to a Canadian man living in Austria. She lives in Graz and showed us around. Here we are with the girls in front of the castle hill. You can see the stairs that we took behind us.
Here's the big famous clock on castle hill.
Then we ate a delicious but un-Godly slow lunch at a restaurant on the hill. We did the lunch menu, which included a spring vegetable cream soup, a lovely piece of steak (so rare here and Maggie has been pining for a good steak, so that was really fantastic) with a side of delicious potatoes au gratin and snap peas, and cheesecake for dessert. All for 15 Euros! What a deal!
Even though it took forever for the food to come, the girls were so, so well behaved. I was so proud of them!
Look at me, beaming with maternal pride.
Then we walked down the other side of the hill and saw some more of the city. Like the rathaus!
The girls played at a playground for a while, and then we went back to Anna's apartment for a few minutes so Nina and Maggie could use the bathroom and play with her dog, who they loved. He's a border collie mix and thoroughly enjoyed playing games with them and being hand-fed his twingles. Anna said that after the girls left, he was spent. Man, we're gonna need a dog with lots of energy!
We stopped for sandwiches on the road and were home by 8:30 or so. A fun but exhausting day!