Hello everyone – once again, thanks for following this little adventure along with me.
Suzanne and I finished our time together yesterday, and it was wonderful. The only bad part was saying goodbye; she caught a train back to Vienna, then got on a plane for home in the Netherlands, and I went north and west to Germany.
But before we did, we had a fantastic day. We started at the Mozarthaus, and we both learned quite a bit not about Wolfgang, but about his father. Photos weren’t permitted, but we saw letters and music he’d written, and originals of famous paintings of the Mozart family. Very interesting.
From there, we took a taxi out of town to Untersberg Mountain, part of the Alpine range that straddles Austria and Germany.
Truth be told, I wasn’t crazy about the idea, but Suzanne really wanted to see it, so I thought why not… What’s the worst that could happen if that thin cable snapped and we plummeted a thousand feet to the rocks below? So, up we went.
When we reached the summit (alive), we got out and walked around. Man, it was cold up there! They had a cute little café, so we had lunch there. The beef and noodles was spectacular, even though I secretly worried it would be my last meal.
After returning (alive), we hopped a bus and went back into town, and I did some laundry while Suzanne arranged her trip back. We decided we wanted to have dinner at the Fortress, where we’d tried the night before (they had it closed for a wedding reception, so we were out of luck). So we hailed a taxi to take us there. Trouble was, the driver didn’t know how to get there (!!!) and wasted 15 of our euro before we finally said, “never mind, just let us out here.”
Not knowing where to go next, we stumbled into a huge square, and I said, “Hey.. I think that’s the horse fountain that Maria splashes in while singing ‘I Have Confidence.'” Sure enough, that’s what it was! Another happy accident.
After having a delicious, leisurely dinner at an out-of-the-way restaurant, it was getting late and things were shutting down for the night. We went back to the hotel, sat on the patio enjoying some drinks, then hugged goodbye till next time. Looking so forward to seeing what our next adventure will be!
Having some connectivity issues with my laptop right now, so I owe you another post (I’ve done this one on my phone, and I have no idea what it’s going to look like, so sorry if it’s wonky). On to Germany!