Spaß mit Meiner Schwester und Meinem Schwager

"Fun with My Sister and My Brother-in-Law"
{using the German dative case above in the title and lovin' it}
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always at the biergarten

We had more fun with more visitors this past week. This time with my younger sister and brother-in-law coming in from Austin, Texas (well, first they hit up Paris and Versailles). Please don't go to Paris and Versailles before coming to Graz, k? It did rain a lot in Paris, so that gave Graz a mega advantage as weather is so importy when living and visiting Europe as you can tell from my many posts and comments on das Wetter here in Graz.
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We took them to the usual spots, walked lots, drank beer, ate schnitzel (and in Erin's case..asparagus pieces in jello..one unknown word can ruin a meal people), had cocktails with our couple friends from Sweden, shopped the farmer's market, tried all kinds of Eis (gelato), coffee, and even rented a car and drove south 45 mins. to the Weinstraße (wine region), Austria's own little Napa Valley. Whoa is it a looker. Pics on that tomorrow.
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Took some Schlossberg prom pics:
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{disclaimer and advice appreciated if knowledgeable: the dog is not with us because we always want to take her everywhere..we had some issues while there were visitors in town. training might be in order after i finish deutsch class 2 this friday. can that cure dog separation anxiety? is it a puppy thing? a breed thing for sure. she's 95% fine when it's just me and art, but she apparently knows there's fun to be had once it's not just her boring parents doin' the same old crud.}

The farmer's market flowers were ausgezeichnet
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We had some drinks at Bar Schlossberg in honor of Art's birthday and their last night. I can't believe we had never been here..great spot with an amazing view.
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They left yesterday for a couple days in Vienna before heading back to their 2 year old (my nephew Sam) that I know they were really missing and let's hope this volcano with some major gas doesn't cause them problems!

Love you E & J. Thanks for coming all this way!

6 comments:

Kristen Kirsh said...

Fabulous pics!!I am loving your outfit in the pic with you pup and Art! Love me some dahlias too! Just planted them in my garden ;-)

Molly said...

I'm jealous! Me and Amy are still in hot humid Housty. That bar is really near. Hopefully I can pass for 21 when I'm there so I don't prevent you mimi and pops from places like that. Elsie is so big! Oh and lastly I want a camera like Art's. Your pics are always amazing quality. And y'all look real stylish in every pic also, totally euro chic. I can't wait to have an explosion of pics when I'm over there! Love you hope to talk soon!

Christian said...

Hi!

Nice story! I am looking fordward to your report from the Weinstraße. In the next weeks we are planing a photo and video tour on the sytrian vineyards to get more material for my http://www.steirische-spezialitaeten.at/wein/steirische-weinstrassen/ site :-)

Kim said...

Glad you had a good time and very glad the weather cooperated! I went to Amsterdam this weekend and froze my ass off! Laughed about the "don't go to Paris before coming here" and "one unknown word can ruin a whole meal" comments. I'm guessing the unknown word was jello? ;-) I was thinking the same thing as Molly above - you're lookin' very Euro! You've got the scarf thing down pat. I might have to come over and get a scarf tieing (tying?) lesson from you! BTW, does Molly know age is not really a concern here drinking-wise??? :-) Finally, if you ever need to leave Elsie with someone, we'd be happy to take her. We're very dog-friendly here. Good luck with the separation anxiety. It's the break with routine...and maybe the breed. If she's barking, hopefully, she stops within a few minutes of realizing you're not coming back...hopefully...

Rachel in Graz said...

Where is this place?! I want to take my parents there oh & I find Paris v. overrated! What's this with the asparagus in the jelly, is that what you mean? Have not seen that . . . yet.

Erin said...

Wondey post Coco, that sums it up well. We had a fabby time there and will never forget it. I may have a picture of the spargelsulz, the only bad experience I had, which was actually dang funny. Miss you, E

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