Easter 2019

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Austria is a dreamy place for Easter.  We remember this every year when the markets bloom, selling chocolate, flowers, and a dizzying sea of painted eggs.  I’m always worried that I’ll lose my balance walking by and crash into one of them…

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For Jake and Eli, even though they are getting bigger, Easter still has a little bit of magic.

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They still like dying Easter eggs and setting up their collection of bunnies in the living room.

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(Note the audience in back)

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And Easter chocolate, in all those pretty pastel colors, is hard to resist.   It’s especially hard to resist the ears on a See’s bunny.  Or a bowl of peanut M&Ms.

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It’s also hard to make the egg hunt challenging, so this year in addition to hunting jelly beans and Kinder eggs, Mike had a new idea:

An Easter Church Hunt.

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The race was close, but Jake and I had nine churches to Eli and Mike’s seven.  So I think that makes us the winners!

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The best part of a Church Hunt is two hours tromping through Vienna on Easter morning, with church bells ringing in our ears.  Do bunnies get earaches with those big ears?  Afterward we went to Easter Brunch at our favorite place, the only place in town we know that sells huevos rancheros, pancakes from Ukraine, and eggs Benedict with real English muffins.

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At the Votivkirche people were sunning themselves and playing ball, so we laid down and sunned ourselves a little bit too.

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Then tossed the baseball, picked daisies, ate carrot cake, packed for vacation, and finished the day stuffed and happy.   Happy Easter!

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