Oh you guys, it is so dang beautiful in Budapest — I am just loving it here. Today we walked all over the place (and I mean ALL over), and because it’s Sunday a lot of shops were closed down, but it was nice because the city was quiet and the weather was gorgeous, and we had so many laughs. I know I’ve been going on and on about this trip and how lovely everyplace is, but I haven’t really explained how lucky I am to have such an amazing travel partner. We compliment each other very well: I’m good with directions, he’s better at math (currency conversion). And the jokes! Man, we crack each other up. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet, but we’re making this trip as part of our wedding anniversary gift to one another — next month it will be thirteen years. Yup. That’s a long time, but not if you choose your spouse as wisely as I did.
Anyway, enough of the sappy stuff. We took in the sights (the photo above is of Parliament shot from the Chain Bridge over the Danube). We also had lots of great coffee today and an *amazing* dinner. I ordered beef soup, and it came out as a shallow bowl filled with roasted carrots, parsnips, potatoes and a steak. Then the waiter presents this fancy tea kettle and pours homemade beef broth over the dish and leaves the kettle full of broth on the table to just keep refilling. It was so damn tasty. Jamie had something called “Chicken in a potato jacket.” That meant it was chicken tenders dipped in shredded hasbrowns and fried in a batter with large dollops of sour cream and shreded cheese on top. OH MAN IT WAS SO GOOD. I just had a bite or two (or three or four), and it was so tasty.
Anyway, I haven’t been photographing the food much because we’ve only been eating about one big meal a day (dinner) and I’m just not shooting much after dark. I’ll try to be better about that.
To see more photos from today, they are up over here. And yes. Today is the day you get to see ME in a few.