At this point, our Jet Lag had completely caught up with us, and we were POOPED. The following pictures were taken in a couple hour span that we did some neat things. The other hours of the day, we were in our hotel room zonked out.
We had been on the go so much, we just needed a down day.
So we took it. And thoroughly enjoyed it!!
We started the day with breakfast at the Demel, acclaimed as the most famous pastry shop in all of Austria.
Rob and Jamie were with us- they were quite the troopers and had stayed up all night watching the gamecocks compete for the national championship. The game STARTED at 1:00 am, austria time.
You do not like them. So you say.
Try them! Try them!And you may.
It was interesting to me that they served is water in glass bottles and gave us glasses to pour it in.... it was this way everywhere we went. And "water" as the drink of choice, was NOT free.
After breakfast, we walked down the road to the Spanish Riding School to watch the Lipizzaner stallions in their morning exercise routine.
I snapped this picture before realizing that photography is strictly prohibited. Whoops.
These people love their dogs. At first glance, it might appear this man is pulling a child behind his bike.... nope. It was his dog in there.
Also, please do note the sign on the bike rack.
"Gute Fahrt" means, "have a good trip!"
Much like WeinerWald, we had fun with this one.
You can also, Parkeinfhart, if you wish.
Actually, that means, DON'T park there.
Confusing, I know. But funny. :)
Dogs in the bookstore?
Sure. Why not?
Dogs going into a ritzy restaurant?
Absolutely! Let me get that door for you!
Don't judge us for going to McDonalds in Austria.
It was the only place that had FOUNTAIN coke. WITH ICE.
(although, you did have to ASK for the ice!)
Benjamin and his giant fish.
Ok, not really.
It's a calzone. But I think it looks like fish. Ew.
It was really very good though.
We ate at Danieli either two or three times while we were there.
This was another Jamie Find for which I will be eternally grateful.
Inside St. Peters Cathedral
And below: the back of St. Peters (this pic was from day one, they were doing renovations on the front, hence the unconventional angle)
And this one's actually from day six.
This incredibly talented artist was in the the town square sketching famous places and then painting them with watercolor. I ended up buying two prints. The Vienna town hall (where we date on day three and the Hoffburg Palace where we were privileged to visit and dine on day six.
Souvenir Cool Factor: just slightly below my little cup and saucer.
And tomorrow, last but certainly not least, day six in Austria.