Saturday morning at 0700, almost 18 hours after having stepped on a Mercedes Vito minivan outside his office in London Markus parked his car in front out our home in
Afternoon in the park with the Bella Familia
As the weather was absolutely gorgeous on Saturday there was no way Markus wanted to go to bed and get some sleep, but we went out doing some weekend shopping, spending time in the sun and in the afternoon we met up with the Bella Familia on the Jesuitenwiese for Max & Bruno’s combined 40th birthday pick-nick, Jakob was in top form and enjoyed the large crown and on his first contact with the lawn on Jesuitenwiese our junior did make friend with the grass and in the end he even preferred to sit on the lawn rather than on the blanket.
4 fans cheering for Peter and some others
On Sunday morning not only the Austrian airspace remained closed but also a large part of the Viennese city roads was closed due to the Vienna City Marathon. We followed the race together with Anna and Lini as Peter decided to take the challenge of the half-marathon distance. While the temperatures were perfect for runners (yet a bit chilly for spectators) the wind was a bit too strong so that the top athletes could not improve the race record and also the Austrian athletes Andrea Mayr and Guenter Weidlinger failed to improve their personal best. Peter was definitely a winner and very happy when he reached the finishing line after 2:25:47 and was already talking about the next race. Our large group of fans and spectators (more than 10 parents and almost 10 kids!) gathered and warmed up in the kid-friendly restaurant Dschungel Wien in the MuseumsQuartier.
On Sunday evening Markus was “able” to stay at home as airports in
Jakob, Kerstin & Markus