The workbooks I made for the kids turned out to be worth the effort. I think they learned a lot and they asked for them whenever we were driving in the car.
Because of the oppressive heat and because it was nearing closing time, we didn't tour the gardens, but from the views inside the palace, they looked remarkable.
I had promised the kids that we would try and find a place to swim, and I had found something online the night before. It was a free "waterpark" made by channeling the Danube into a little island in the river. We drove right to it, but couldn't actually see it, so we thought we were in the wrong place, and we drove around frustrated and irritable and bewildered for another 30 minutes before we found our way back. There was no place to park so Richard dropped off the kids and me and left us to swim for awhile.
Richard and the kids found a parking spot, made their way back to the apartment with the luggage, and we ate a fried rice and chow-mein feast at 9:00 p.m.