Sunday, September 10, 2006

Greetings from Vienna

It has been a while since I posted a blog entry. Work has been a bit hectic with Hurricane season. Luckily I scheduled a vacation and I was able to get away before anything too serious is on the horizon.

So now me and J are on a two week European holiday - well, Austria and Italy.

We arrived in Vienna on Saturday - sans luggage. Luckily we aren't really in Vienna for the tourist attractions and are staying with some friends of J's. They were able to provide us with most of the essentials, and we only needed to purchase a toothbrush, deodorant, one shirt, and underwear to get us through. Saturday evening we went to see an opera, La Boheme, and went to eat a traditional Austrian dinner.

Sunday we walked a lot. Probably more than me and J have walked most of this year. Not because it was so much, but because we have NOT walked so much this year. We walked around the city park and met another one of J's friends and then saw various downtown buildings/historical sights. We saw the winter palace in Vienna, ate Sachertorte, saw the famous chocolate shop Demel, had a beautiful lunch outside. Overall, it has been a wonderful time and has accomplished the main goal of meeting J's friends/catching up with old friends rather than seeing the tourist attractions of Vienna.

Tomorrow we will attempt to see one or two of the real attractions of Vienna before we head off to the airport to go to Rome.

Hopefully I'll be able to write some more in a few days.