It seems like we
are making a habit of it. Once again, just as a few weeks ago when we went toBrittany, we slept extraordinarily long. After yesterday’s very exciting and long day, I had a hard time sleeping so around 3 AM I took two extra strength Tylenol. I fell back to sleep an hour later, and this morning I woke up at 11:11!!! Our friends Mike and Marty Dows were due to join us here at just about the time! I bolted out of bed, woke up Don, and we quickly took showers and got dressed. Just at that moment we heard the wheels of their suitcases rolling to our front door!
Mike and Marty were arriving from a week in Switzerland, and before that a bike and barge trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. So after some chatting and catching up we threw dirty clothes in the washer, and went back to the Naschmarkt to graze for lunch.
next on our agenda was a trip to Hapsburg palace to view the treasures of Franz Josef and Empress Sisi. I must say, the display was very impressive and if I had to choose between Hapsburg palace and Versailles in France I would choose Hapsburg to spend a few hours. The treasures were unending and beautifully displayed.
Who doesn’t love a beautifully and elegantly set table! This one was just scrumptious, and after I took this photo the guard called to me and actually yelled at me that I wasn’t allowed to take pictures! Sorry!
Browsing through the old town Vienna, revisiting churches with Mike and Marty seeing them for the first time, looking at all the high-end goods for sale, well we really worked up an appetite. And what better dish to have in Vienna than Wienerschnitzel.
We ended our time in the old town with dessert at Meinel café, then headed home to reconnoiter and get ready to join our tour of eastern Europe tomorrow.
Oh, and tomorrow I’ll write about “the demise of Don’s Phone.”