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A couple of years ago we'd planned to move to Austria for a few months. I had negotiated for a house in the Krems area, an area between Salzburg, Vienna and Prague.
We decided to drive to Krems and just look around, see the layout of the land, if this would really be a place we could live.
I consulted our Lonely Planet and found a loop out of Krems that follows the Danube ...
... And we did! Christine bought a small souvenir Beer stein and Dan bought a tiny violin.
It was time for a break so we headed back to the hotel. For dinner we ate Schnizel at Figlmuller, which has been serving schnitzel since 1905. Huge pork schnitzel with delicious potato salad. It was too much to eat so we asked for take out containers and the waiter brought over a bag with a roll of butcher paper and a rubber ...
Awake very early, in fact helen woke at 4.30, and consequently we were both out of bed at 5.30 and out at Schonbrunn Palace by 7.30. Two very helpful people on trams helped us make connections easily. Having arrived before ticket office opened, we spent an hour wandering through expansive gardens behind the palace. There were fabulous tree lined avenues in all directions so we didn't have time to explore them, s will have to come back one day! We walked up a steep hill to the ...
... and the four of us grabbed dinner and just went to the lounge in the hostel, got some orange/apple juice, and just had some quality girl talk. The conversations I've had with these beautiful ladies will be remembered for a lifetime. At 11pm, we headed upstairs and headed to bed. The next morning we woke up and then spent the entire Monday on trains. Literally 15 hours. My goodness.
Next stop: London!
... a lovely welcoming comittee within 5 minutes of entering the country. The cops pulled us over and fined us for not paying the permit. Trying not to let it get us down we keep on driving through the gorgeous mountains and find this one picture perfect pull off spot with grassy and flowery fields beside a cliff that had an amazing lookout so we pull over the car and Kim and I run out into the fields all Pocahontas like only to find that the fields ...
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