It was cold and rainy this morning in Vienna. I quite liked it. My weekly Sunday trip to Starbucks was ill-effected, though, because since it was rainy and cold, everyone wanted to drink hot coffee, everyone wanted to sit inside and drink their hot coffee, and (literally) I think a tour bus dropped off an entire load of people while I was there. Which is all fine, but made for a rather loud and crowded Starbucks visit (I got the last seat at a table when I arrived, and then people started cramming into small, odd spaces — I had one woman standing over me for a significant portion of my white mocha).
It still served my purposes — an hour out, on my own, not worrying about the kids — but I decided to leave a bit early and go on a stroll.
On my way back home, I came upon a chestnut vendor. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire — for real — served in a little paper cup. So, I got some (12, to be exact). Oh, so yummy. And warm. And happy in my tummy. Just the thing for a cold, rainy, autumn day.
I brought them home to share with Dan and the boys. Benjamin did not care for them. Liam thinks they’re fantastic (or so I interpret his persistent toddling up to me, pointing at the paper cup and shouting, “Da!”).
Score another point for Vienna: chestnuts roasting on an open fire. There are things I really love about this place.