Thanksgiving in Budapest

So, first off, a vacation disclaimer.  When I take a vacation, I pretty much never bring my big professional camera or lenses.  Because I’m not only taking a life vacation, I’m also taking a job vacation too.  So the pictures that I share while we’re on our trip will be notably unedited and shot with my cute little Canon point and shoot.  Just in case you might have been wondering.  Also, I’m learning that it takes about a year to upload pictures.  I definitely don’t want to complain because I do appreciate our hotel’s free wifi.  But my posts may have to get by with fewer pictures than I would like.  So there you have it.  Now on to the fun stuff.

This year, we spent our Thanksgiving flying to Budapest.  We left on Thanksgiving Eve and this morning ended up in Paris for a short layover.  I found a Macaroon store in the airport and bought three perfect Chocolate Macaroons.  They were amazing.  And I ate them all in one sitting.  Because it’s not every day that you get to eat French Macaroons in France. After Paris, we had a short two hour flight to Budapest.

When we got to Budapest, everything went surprisingly well.  A very nice man from the travel agency came to pick us up and take us to our hotel, and in a Mercedes Benz van, no less.  It was fancy and fun.  After settling a bit in our hotel room, Jeremy and I ventured out to discover what was around our hotel.  And what we found was delightful.  We apparently are located on a narrow street of cool, hipster restaurants.  We found one and the food was absolutely amazing.


 Jeremy enjoyed a fancy burger and fries, and I had the best Pulled Pork wrap of my life.  Paired with a Santa Coke for Jer and Sparkling Water for me, it was the perfect meal.  We ended it with a hot, molten brownie sundae and a shot of espresso for my fun husband.  And the best part, besides the food being amazing?  It was about $20 total for the both of us.  Well done, Budapest.


All in all, it was one of the most un-Thanksgiving like Thanksgiving that I’ve ever had.  But it was pretty fantastic anyways.  And I’m thankful to know that our kids had a great thanksgiving with their Nana and Papa at home.  Christian and Papa had fun starting out the day with the annual Turkey Bowl, headed up by Zack Skarka.  And Ellee had a blast cooking up a beautiful feast and mastered the art of Nana’s special rolls.

I really a so thankful to be able to have this beautiful vacation with Jeremy.    God has truly blessed us in allowing us to find times to get away, wonderful family and friends to watch our kids and beautiful locations to visit.  I’ll do my best to blog as I’m able and am so excited to share about this wonderful opportunity and adventure.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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