Friday, December 17, 2010

Chico, the Local Baby Jaguar

Gotta love a town like this, where the woman next door (who IS a vet) has a baby jaguar.
 Here are some pictures from our recent visit

Jack was getting "stalked"-- he was not happy about it. We have videos which Nate is calling A Tragic Trip to the Vet

Nate is smiling, but he doesn't trust Chico-- 

Nice kitty....

Smile, Kitty!

SO Handsome!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Trip to the Szechenyi Baths

Anna didn't think she wanted to go in the outdoor pools. But really, she did!

Hurry, Jack! Get in quickly!

Ahhhhh, that's NICE!

Watching the chess game.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Exploring Budapest

Waiting for the tram into town.

61 Tram into Moszkva Ter (Moscow Square) .

Entering the Buda Castle District. There are restrictions about who can drive there; one group of people who can get in are Hilton guests, who get a card that opens the gate. So weird...

Kiraly (sounds like Kir aye, because "ly" makes the same sound as "j" and and "y") means King. It's also an expression the kids use, with a thumbs up, that means "cool" which Ted and Anna are, of course.

Amerigo Tot, famous Hungarian sculptor (also was in The Godfather). We went to his house in the castle district, which has been turned into a gallery and museum.

Amerigo Tot had a good view from his upstairs window. 

Anna on guard duty.

Budapest is beautiful even in the winter, and there are a lot fewer people out, too. 
St. Mátyás Church and the Fishermen's Bastion

View from the Fishermen's Bastion.

Friday, December 3, 2010