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July 6th 2015
Published: July 6th 2015
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Today was about tough choices...visit another museum or go to the doctor. We decided on the later.

Mary's cold was getting worse and Nancy rolled her ankle. The first doctor's office we were referred to was closed but there was a note on the door...of course not in English. Thank goodness another 'sick person' stopped by and told us the note was referring us to another office. When we finally arrived, there was another note...of course not in English, but it had a time written on it - 14:00. We figured we had 4 hours to kill. Since Nancy was doing the slow hobble, we decided on breakfast in the Sky Café overlooking the skyline of Vienna - delicious. After 3 hours, Viennese meals are REALLY slow, we returned to the doctors office thinking we would be first in line. Nope, we were number 10. After a two hour wait and a visit to the pharmacy, we decided to walk home on a different route. We stopped by a wonderful café for soup, a world famous bakery for gelato. In between we saw Roman Ruins and the Spanish Winter Riding School. And
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Enjoying breakfast at the Sky Café...yum!
of course, we stopped in many, many small shops in between. All in all, we had an enjoyable, relaxing day. Time to pack and off to Innsbruck, taxi is coming tomorrow morning at 6:00am.

Swiss Alps here we come!!

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Sky Cafe - View

Mom overlooking the city
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Small Cafe

Enjoying carrot curry was delicious!
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Demel Kaffeehaus

Royal court confectionery bakery. Another Gelato stop!

Michaelerplatz is one of the most famous squares in Vienna. Mary and Mom enjoying Gelato in Michaelerplatz beneath a statue of Hercules

The Spanish Winter Riding School is the only institution in the world which has practiced for nearly 450 years the Renaissance tradition of Haute Ecole. Unfortunately, the Lipizzaner stallions do not practice in the summer.

In the middle of Michaelerplatz (what we call a "round about") is an excavation site of Roman Ruins...said to have been a brothel for soldiers. Pictured is the roman ruins of a house (front) and drainage system (back)

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