It’s Mother’s Day! And this mother is ridiculously behind in her reporting of recent adventures. So behind, in fact that we are breaking the chronological order of events to celebrate the fact that Mother and Father have joined us in Europe! Our adventures in Prague were followed by speed-sight-seeing in Berlin. However, that post will have to wait, because my Mother is just that important.
We didn’t allow them any jet lag, instead we headed straight to Vienna!
When one drives from Salzburg to Vienna, one MUST stop in the town of Melk, to see the Melk Abbey. Rick Steves reports it is one of Europe’s great sights.
Yes, those are shorts he is wearing! Yeah for warm temps.
This is not just another pretty old-church… but a live working Benedictine abbey . The Monks of St. Benedict have lived and worked here for 900 years and continue to work at furthering Christianity and culture to the region.
This time, when I say “catacomb” I actually mean a dead person. (see here for another cool catacombic experience). See the dude on his side?
I feel like making up a bad joke about dead-guys as gifts, but that may be poor taste, so let’s move on…
The Baroque-ness is nearly over-the-top at this point. Okay, one more ceiling, then I promise to stop.
It was a GREAT little stop on our way to Vienna! Soooo glad to have Grandma and Grandpa here. Eliot is in heaven.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the Momma’s out there- may all of our Mom’s and Grandma’s feel extra special this day.
More reports of Europe, this time with Grandparents in tow, to come.