On Saturday Ivan’s Aunt Karyn was in Budapest and we met up with her, her husband and her nephew and strolled around Margitsziget. Margitsziget is an island in the middle of the Danube that’s been turned into a park. It’s a beautiful green place in the middle of the city. We wandered around for a couple hours. At first Avery fell asleep, but as soon as she woke up, guess what she found…
Ice cream!!! There were little ice cream vendors everywhere. She made an awful mess and enjoyed it thoroughly.
The park is really pretty and has a hotel, a swim area, paths all throughout it and a couple little restaurants. You can rent all sorts of things for getting around in. We saw a segway looking thing with small training wheels in the back, there were contraptions made for families that looked like two bikes hooked together with four sets of pedals to run them and a small seat on the front for small children or dogs. There were motorized golf cart things you could hire to take you around and even buses. I think next time we might have to rent a family bike. It looked pretty fun.
At the southern end of the island there is a fountain. It’s really pretty, and when we were there they had it performing a water show to classical music. Karen and I decided that we could have stayed there for a couple hours and watched it, but since they had to catch a train to Krakow that evening maybe it was better that we leave. Avery called it “high water” but we can’t tell if she meant “high water” or “hi, water.” Either way, it was kind of cute.
We had a picnic lunch together and Avery has a new buddy. She and Karyn got to be pretty good friends over lunch and a traumatic fall through the hole of a bench. She’s got a nice red bump on her eye, but some hugs made her feel better. Karyn and Dennis and their Nephew Beau (I hope I spelled that right) were really fun to hang out with and we’re really glad they came. They say they’re coming back maybe for a little longer in a little over a year, so hopefully we’ll get to see them again.
Here we all are. Karyn, Dennis, Beau, Ivan and Avery beneath. I’m not there because someone had to take the picture and we were already blocking the sidewalk. It was a great day and man, were my legs sore that night!