Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The entire length of the U4

My friends and I had planned a trip to Grinzing for the evening of the cross country race. Since the race was off the Hütteldorf stop, and Grinzing is off the Heilegenstatt stop, I traveled the U4 in one trip.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cross Country...literally

Despite excellent planning on the part of Head Coach Klein, we found ourselves late for the bus that would take us to our race. Since the bus only comes once an hour, he found one that would take us half way and then figured we could walk the remaining three stops.

Here we are, following the road.

While we could still hear the street to our left, the sidewalk ended and we followed a trail into the trees.

Walking two of the three stops ended up taking us as much time as waiting for the hourly bus. But it was a good warm-up for arriving at the race.

The first part of the race was a gradual uphill, which was tiring (I walked a bit). The second half was downhill...which was instrumental in my 30:15 time. Respectable for me in a 5k.

Here are two of the girls relaxing after the race.

And a picture of the girls team:

Getting home was another adventure which unfortunately I have no pictures for. Suffice it to say that while we didn't do any walking, there was a bit of waiting involved.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Now I remember

why I always have taught kindergarten.

Thank goodness for chocolate.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010


You're thinking...of course! But this is one of the few places in Austria to allow open campfires, so we were excited to take advantage of the rarity.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lunch in the Middle of a Lake

We're sitting along a dock.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You are who you teach

An after breakfast swing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Campsite

Girls on the left, boys on the right.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Never thought I'd be here again

Not that it was a bad place, I just figured it was a one in a lifetime event. But we returned this past weekend to go camping. More pictures to follow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Double Roommies

Now that I'm teaching 3 secondary classes, I wanted a space to allocate to those math classes, so Whitney graciously said I could share her room...which makes us roommates twice over. One friend thought I would need extra counseling, but I'm pretty sure it will make things easier. I won't have to go traipsing all over the building to ask what's for dinner.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chili Day

There's nothing like a good pot of chili on a chilly day...except when it's August 31st!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Because of the transition from VCS to ICSV (International Christian School of Vienna), the repetitious sign (VCS School) was removed from the roof and deposited outside my classroom on it's way to it's final resting spot.