Each morning, the hotel had a spread...and yes there were donuts. One day we climbed the 343 corkscrew winding steps to the top of the south tower of St Stephan's Cathedral for an idyllic view of Vienna; the next we took a 3-hour train across open fields of sunflowers to Budapest.
Hand in hand, we walked picturesque city streets, stopped for lunch whenever we wished, smelled the cuisine wafting out of restaurants and giggled as we people watched! Together we visited a Viennese winery with it's traditional Austrian food and wine served in carafes. We took a lunch cruise on the Danube River and saw naked people splashing at the shore; we visited an enormous 300 year-old monestary with huge gardens and a 12 room library; and shopped the streets of Krems, the quaintest town I've ever seen.The food was outstanding. I could have bathed in the olive oil and eaten pesto out of a cup like ice cream.
Brian, explaining the vacation to Carlisle and Evelyn before we left sounded like this:
Bri: ' You know how Daddy loves to take Mommy on dates?'
Carlisle: ' Yes.'
Bri: ' Well, Daddy is taking Mommy on a week long date.'
Carlisle: ' Why?'
Bri: ' Because I love her.'
Carlisle: ' Oh.'