The day dawned drear and cold. No, that’s not a typo, it really was rainy and dreary, but, even a rainy day on vacation is better than a sunny one at work. Rob had the last of the conference to attend, and the three of us were signed up for a walking tour of Old Town Vienna.
After lunch, Lori and Joel headed for the airport and Maui, while we went back to the
|Tack Room at the Spanish Riding School|
|Ring, Spanish Riding School|
Anyway, we very much enjoyed the tour and seeing the horses relaxing. Several of them seem to enjoy rolling around in the sawdust on the floors of their stalls, as they were covered in sawdust. One seemed to prefer hay and his stall was at least a third filled with it. We even got to see Justin Horsie! Still “tudey,” he let out a snicker as the group passed. We said goodbye to the horses and set off trinketing.
That evening, we had dinner in a local Austrian restaurant recommended by the hotel concierge. The food was delightful and the atmosphere of the restaurant was wonderful.
Vienna is a wonderful city, very proud of its’ heritage and culture. The Viennese people we encountered were very helpful and quite accommodating to our utter lack of German.
|Detail of Memorial to Plague Victims|
Next: Off to Hungary!