Due to the weather forecast of heavy thunderstorms for the next few days, Yolanda and I took Rosi's car to Vienna. We stayed with Roswitha's cousin Beate and her husband Karl in Kaltenleutegeben near Vienna. Their brand new condo was darling and comfortable, and even had its own little Rapunzel tower. Thank you so much, for taking us in!
After visiting some of Roswitha's favourites in Vienna, we ended our sightseeing right at the center of Vienna at Stephans Platz. Not being able to tour St. Stephen's tower, we found an elevated, appropriate restaurant with a view of the Cathedral and wonderful food.
We won't get into Scott's adventures of the Swissair flight from SFO to Zurich and Vienna, except to say that they paid Scott a fair amount for it, and I'm glad that the airline eventually went belly up, but only after I was able to collect on the voucher (after trying in many places, and finally finding someone to take pity one year later in Amsterdam). That's all I'm saying. No more.
Scott was met in Vienna by Roswitha and Yolanda, who was about to head back after her adventure - a passenger/hostage exchange. Here we celebrated the end of Yolanda's trip before we brought her to the airport, and picked up Scott. The next day Scott and Roswitha met up with our Munich friend Richard, who was being visited by Angela, a friend from the Bay Area. They were in Vienna for a concert. After breakfast, we all took the elevator up St. Stephen's (Stephansdom) - for most of us for the first time. It was a beautiful day, and we had great views of the city.
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