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European Vacation Day 1/16

Brussels, Belgium to Alsfeld, Germany

440 km in 4.5 hrs

Audiobook = The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Whininess level = 3/10

Gelato stops = 1

Lunar eclipses = 1

Tight alleys = ALL OF THEM

Beers = 2

Kids I wanna throttle = 1

Alsfeld is charming
Day 2/16

Asfeldt to Prague

450 km, 5 hrs

A-book: Vanderbeekers👍

Music: The Academic, Greatest Showman

Audi wagons passing us = 56

Snakes = 1

Time figuring out metro = 45 mins

Chipped teeth = 1

Gelato = 1

Whininess level = 7/10

Wine = 1 btl

Kids I wanna throttle = 2
Driving Tour, Day 3/16

Prague

Restaurants delivering food via train = 1

Synagogues = 3

Beatles references = 7

Times my wife cried = 5

Cracked toenails = 1

Broken couches = 1

Sibling fights = 9,746

Whininess level = 9/10

Beers = 4

Wine = 1 btl

Kids I wanna throttle = 3
Day 4/16

Prague to Vienna

Audiobook: Holes

Music: Evan Hansen, Baby Driver

Angsty tween glares: 9

Siblings kicked: ALL OF THEM

Whininess level = 11/10

Castles = 1

Penalty burpees = 45

Schnitzel: large

Gelato = 1

Beers = 4

Wine = NOT ENOUGH

Kids I wanna throttle = 4
Day 5/16

Vienna

Angsty tween glares: 8

Whininess level: 4/10

Penalty burpees: 95

Dessert for lunch✔️

Cards in a cafe✔️

Picnics in a park: 1

Imperial crypts: 1

Floors of art history museum: 3.5

Waterfalls: 1

Beers: 4

Gelato: 1

Wine: 1 btl

Kids I wanna throttle: 0
Day 6/16

Vienna to Bratislava

100 km, 1.5 hrs

A-book: Beethoven Lives Upstairs✔️ Holes

Angsty tween glares: 11

Whininess level: 5/10

Gelato: 1

Burpees: 0

Garden mazes: 3

Palaces: 1

Fountains: 12

Family sex talk at dinner✔️

Wine: 2 bottles

Kids I wanna throttle: 2
Day 7/16

Bratislava to Budapest

200 km, 2.5 hrs

A-books: Holes, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Angsty tween glares: 14

Whininess level: 6/10

Gelato for lunch✔️

Water fights = 1

Castles: 1

Churches: 2

Wine: 2 bottles

Kids I wanna throttle: 3

Bratislava is underrated.
Day 8/16

Budapest

Angsty tween glares: 23

Historical city tour with native-Hungarian✔️

Steps: 30k+

Kids who fell in fountains: 2/5

Parliament✔️

Castle district✔️

Metros/Trams: 6

Whininess level: 5/10

Wine: 2 bottles (1 named Bull’s Blood)

Kids I wanna throttle: 3
Day 9/16

Budapest

Angsty tween glares: 14

Paprika-Central Market✔️

Boat rides: 1

Castles: 1

Whininess level: 8/10

3rd oldest underground rail✔️

Thermal baths✔️

Near-drownings: 7

Beers: 2

Wine: 1 btl

10pm dinner✔️

Gelato✔️

Kids I wanna throttle: ALL OF THEM
Day 10/16

Budapest to Trieste

625km, 6 hrs

House of Terror Museum✔️

A-books: Bach Comes to Call, Harry Potter 3

Music: Academic, Imagine Dragons

Angsty tween glares: 543

Whininess level: 9/10

Wine: 1 btl

Ocean views✔️

Gelato for dinner✔️

Kids I wanna throttle: 4
Day 11/16

Trieste, Italy

Italian caffe✔️

Hapsburg castle✔️

Swimming in the Adriatic✔️

Unknown underwater stings: 5

A-books: Harry Potter 3

Angsty tween glares: 6

Whininess level: 5/10

Pokémon caught: 20

Wine/Prosecco: 2 btls

Gelato✔️

Kids I wanna throttle: 1
Day 12/16

Trieste-Ljubljana-Bled

Funicular ride✔️

Slovenian castles: 2

Gelato✔️

Dragon bridge: 1

2.5 hour walk around Lake✔️

Audiobook: Harry Potter 3

Angsty tween glares: 7

Whininess level: 8.5/10

Wine: 2 bottles

Slovenian moonshine✔️

Kids I wanna throttle: 2
Day 13/16

Bled, Slovenia

Late start✔️

Boat ride on the lake✔️

Gelato x 2 ✔️

Swimming & more swimming✔️

Cannonball competition✔️

Splurge dinner by the lake✔️

Angsty tween glares: 13

Whininess level: 6/10

Wine: 1.5 bottles

Beers: 2

Kids I wanna throttle: 1
Day 14/16

Bled-Wagrain, Austria

Hike in a gorgeous gorge✔️

Kids who fell in water: 3

200km-3 hrs

A-book: Harry Potter 3

Angsty tween glares: 9

Hills alive w/ the sound of Golbys: ALL OF THEM

Whininess level: 7/10

Prosecco: 1 btl

Hefeweizen: 2

Kids I wanna throttle: 3
Day 15/16

Salzburg

Salt Mine Tour✔️

Snazzy jumpsuits✔️

Giant slides: 2

A-books: Harry Potter 3/4

Angsty tween glares: 8

Funicular ride✔️

Castles: 1

Apfelstrudel✔️

Sound of Music sites: 3

Whininess level: 10/10

Beers: 4

Wine: 1.5 btls

Kids I wanna throttle: 3
Day 16/16

Wagrain, Austria to Brussels, Belgium

1000 km, 11 hours

Audiobook: Harry Potter 4

Angsty tween glares: 4

Fast food stops: 2

Coke Cherry Zeros: 7

Whininess level: 2/10

Wine: TBD after the kids go to bed

Kids left behind: 0

Kids I wanna throttle: 0

We survived.
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