Day 6: Get Me To The Church On Time!

Day 6: Get Me To The Church On Time!

Sunday was a day we’d planned to the hilt. Two or three months ago we’d contacted a Vienna ticket agency over the Internet and purchased tickets for three different outings for this day: the Vienna Boys Choir, the Lippizaner Stallions, and the Vienna State Opera. The...
Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

House in Melk It’s really a very pretty town to walk through. Town of Melk It’s quite the tourist trap. The way to the Abbey They call the abbey “Stift Melk” which sounds something like whipped cream. Beautiful April weather Fortunately, trains...
Day 2: Food with Attitude

Day 2: Food with Attitude

Our big plan for Wednesday was to visit Melk Abbey. I first heard about it many years ago, and seeing pictures of it on the Internet only increased my desire to see it in person. Of course Karen wanted to go too; one of her passions is book-binding, and old books, and...
Dessert with Mozart, and a Stroll through the Palace

Dessert with Mozart, and a Stroll through the Palace

Dessert with Mozart, and a Stroll through the Palace Sacher Torte! It’s fun to say. The first word is pronounced “soccer”, and the second one is “tort”. It’s even more fun to eat. We got into the cafe just before 5:00. Karen ordered...
Day 1: PDX to Vienna

Day 1: PDX to Vienna

We picked up Joyce at her home in Salem and got to the airport before 10:30 am. Our flight was scheduled for 1:30 so we had plenty of time. At the airport we met Deleen (the travel agent who put the trip and the group together) and her husband, plus a few other people...