Yesterday we said goodbye to Vienna, but not to Austria until after lunch, as we drove over the Dolomite Mountains. It was a fairly long trip, so what better way to say farewell to Austria than by watching The Sound of Music! Still brings me to tears still certain parts, and brought back memories of my girls and I knowing the words not only of the songs, but of the entire movie script which drove our menfolk out of the tv lounge about 20 odd years ago! Good times!!
We stopped for lunch here - where I had THE BEST APPLE STRUDEL IN THE WORLD!! -
And boarded small boats to go through the Grand Canal!
Oh my days I'm in Venice on the Grand Canal! And although it looks just like the pictures, it's also so much more than any tv programme or picture could describe!
After a short walking tour - we use headsets so our guide doesn't have to shout - around the area,
Tonight we stay at another lovely hotel Laguna (?) and dine there, our first Italian meal on Italian soil - pasta served to each of us at table from a giant dish, then turkey, and a delicious cake/tart dessert. I love these countries that value eating so highly!!
And we are ready for our beds!
It's been a full day!
Any day with three boat trips is a superb one! Good night!