Elisa's Daily Scoop
Travelin' Around Vienna
Hey there! Glad Monday is over and it's Tuesday!!
I ran around yesterday like a chicken without a head!!
Of course, I'm grateful that I was extremely productive. My day is not nearly as hectic today as it was yesterday, so I'm going to take it a little easier.
I plan to work out before doing anything else.
I have to meet with Danielle at around 9am for breakfast and then to plan Mother's Day and a few other upcoming social events.
Our favorite little breakfast joint is "Bialystock & Bloom" near Danielle's house. It's a tiny little storefront with only several tables...BUT, the food is just so wonderful.
They make the best salads, breakfast and lunch wraps, and they offer vegetarian, vegan and non-vegan options. We usually get the "#9" which is eggwhites, spinach mushrooms and feta cheese. Sometimes we change it up with mozzarella cheese instead of feta!
My mouth is watering just thinking about it!!
Today also happens to be "Travelin' Tuesday." For the past few weeks, I've been sharing the daily itinerary with you for Tanya and Elisa's Milestone Birthday Eastern Europe Rail Trip. So far, I've covered 4 of the 5 cities we'll be visiting: Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Bratislava.
Today, I'm going to tell you all about our Vienna itinerary! Now, I was just in Vienna last Spring, so while I did quite a bit of sightseeing at that time, I will hit some of these places again - probably a little more in-depth and I'll also put a few things on our schedule that I did not have an opportunity to do!!
Vienna will be our last touring city on this amazing Milestone Birthday trip. We will be arriving early int he morning from Bratislava, Slovakia and staying in this wonderful city four nights in a private rental.
As it turns out, I booked the same apartment from my previous visit in Spring 2014 because I loved it so much!
Well, folks - here's Vienna's Itinerary:
Well, folks - here's Vienna's Itinerary:
* Arrive Vienna via Train from Bratislava Early Morning
* Private Apartment Rental Check in
* Hofburg - Tour through the Palace - Butterfly House, Grounds
* Tea at Cafe Central
* Full Day Walking & Biking Tour Around Vienna
We found a wonderful tour that provides the opportunity to walk and bike the city!! It begins with 2.5 hours of waking with the following sights:
> St. Stephen's Cathedral
> Sacher Café – famous for its Sacher Torte chocolate cake
> Heldenplatz - where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech during World War II.
> The Spanish Riding School to see Lippizzaner horses practicing classical dressage during their morning exercises.
> Hofburg Palace – once home to the powerful Habsburg dynasty.
Then the bike riding tour will include:
> A ride around the Ringstrasse
> City Hall
> Vienna University
> Houses of Parliament
> Vienna Opera House
> The Prater (Ferris Wheel), where we will take a ride!
This is sure to be a fantastic Day!!
* Danube Tower
* Dancing House
* Graben (famous shopping street)
* Late Afternoon train to Prague
* Overnight in Prague
* Fly Back to New York
This is sure to be an amazing trip!
I'll talk more next Travelin' Tuesday and the weeks to follow, about certain sights on our trip in greater detail.
Have to get going! Enjoy your day!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop
Gonna be another HOT day
Boy was yesterday HOT!
I took Cosette to the stables to see Dream - who by the way was so excited to see Cosette.
It was quite adorable and cute!
Then the day continued and we had to stop back at home for a very short break and to pick up Dominic.
That drive really winded me.
The A/C was on, but the hot beating sun had tortured me.
Once I made it home, I was flushed and I stumbled inside and collapsed on the cool couch.
After a few minutes my sisters had both separately expressed there concern for me - because this is a sight that you NEVER see!
I mumbled how hot it was, and how uncomfortable I was.
Jet had insisted that I drink plenty of water, and joked that taking all of my winter trips to cold climates that I must've really screwed with my internal temperature! If I can't handle the high 80's what am I gonna do in the summer months when the temps are 100F and above?! It scares me to even think about it.
After my core temperature had cooled down, I was ready and rearing to be off once again!
It was time to head to choir! And so the night went... I won't bore you with the details - instead...
Being that it's Tuesday, let's talk Travel!
It's Travelin' Tuesday - Hip Hip Hooray!
As I had mentioned to you yesterday, I am about to share with you all the very many upcoming things on my calendar which will lead me right up to Departure for Elisa and My Eastern European Trip (find our Vienna day to day itinerary in Elisa's column)!
Countdown for my Moab and Southwestern National Parks Road Trip: 3 Days - returning on Mother's Day
The upcoming two weekends I'll be on the above mentioned road trip!
5 Days later Dave and I leave for Catalina Island -
I'll be biking my butt off on Catalina Island for my 2nd annual Gran Fondo. Read about my last experience HERE.
The extended weekend after that (Memorial Day Wkd) we'll be in Mendocino. For our annual stay up in this beautiful dreamy small Northern California coastal town.
Then we'll be home for a weekend before heading up to Lake Tahoe for our first attempts at America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride.
The very next weekend is the Gladiator Mud Run in San Jose, and afterwards we'll be spending an enjoyable weekend in San Francisco!
Read about last years MUD RUN Event HERE!
Then ladies and gents there will only be one weekend to go before I leave to start our Eastern European Trip!
Very EXCITING STUFF in the weeks to come!!!
Be sure to stay tuned for all of the updates and lots of pictures!!!
For now, I've gotta to unpack and get on with my day! Cosette has a horseback riding lesson and Dominic has his regular Tuesday night classes.
In between all of that somewhere I've gotta start helping Dave pack and gather all of the extra parts and pieces for this coming active trip that we are about to head out on!
Hope you have a great day out there...wherever you are!