Ten Thoughts Tuesday

1. There was no TTT last week because we were on vacation. Hurray! 🙂

2. BB#1 had his fall break from school from October 23rd to November 2nd.

3. On October 23rd we celebrated my Dad’s 70th Birthday at a restaurant. His birthday is on the 25th but this was the day my brother could attend.

4. On October 26th we left for our fall vacation.

5. 4 nights, 5 days at our favorite Hotel, up north in the mountains in the middle of nowhere in the woods. Hotel Oxygen and Zen Spa.

6. We had a great room, huge, top floor, 3 huge windows with a huge tub in the room. It looked something like this:
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7. We had fun at the spa, ate alot and took mini field trips.

8. The only bad thing was that BB#1 got an ear infection from all that swimming.

9. But by monday he was all better so he could go to school.

10. BB#1’s birthday is in 9 days so I am busy getting ready for the celebrations, presents etc…

Winter Vacation 1

 

The Husband gave us a great gift this year. He took us to a 4 star hotel : Oxigen Hotel and Zen Spa (http://o.oxigenhotel.hu/galeria) for 4 nights. It is located in Northern Hungary in the mountains of Bukk, close to the city Eger, in Noszvaj village, in the woods 🙂 Noszvaj is said to have the freshest air in the whole Country. The hotel has a Zen Spa, and it is also kid/baby friendly.

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Our room.

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Panorama picture of the Zen Spa swimming pooll

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Blackberry #1 in the kid swimming pool.

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In the jacuzzi.

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Blackberry #2 first hated the Zen Spa, he cried when we put him in the pool 😦 So for most of our stay he stayed outside, dry.

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Then one day twin baby girls arrived at the hotel and went swimming, and that is when he first found the pool an exciting place 🙂 The power of women 🙂

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They had all kinds of programs for kids:

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Kid sauna. Blackberry #1 was the only participant. Check out his attractive hostess 🙂

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They had 2 kid playhouses, one was in the restaurant. They also have az outside playground. They also had a puppet show one night for the kids. They also had plenty of programs for the adults. I took a yoga class 🙂

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The restaurant at breakfast.

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We were there just before Christmas, so the decorations were wonderful.

We went on an excursion to Lillafured:

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Blackberry #1 in front of the entrance of St. Stephen Cave.

The St. Stephen cave was discovered by a dog, who accidentially fell into a pit. He barked and howled for days until finally two young guys heard the sound. They followed the barks, found the pit, organized a rope and rescued the poor dog. So the cave was first called Kutya-barlang (Dog’s Cave). This story happened around 1900.

 

 

 

The cave is also interesting for its cave life. There are numerous bats, which use the cave to sleep or hibernate. 

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Lillafured also has a lovely waterfall, which was kind of frozen when we were there 🙂

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The garden next to the waterfall.