Schwechat, Austria

Day 40, Friday, October 4, 2019

This is the view from our apartment window.  It is a fairly busy street but as long as our windows are closed the apartment is very quiet. Austria has a “vignette’ sticker for travel on their highways.  It costs 24 euros, instead of charging tolls on each highway.. So, we went to put it on our car and surprise, we have a parking ticket! No one else parked on the same street has a ticket and it is where our host told us to park!  We can’t figure out why we got the ticket.  We contact our host and he says we are legally parked.  He thinks that maybe whoever issued the tickets doesn’t ‘like’ our Slovakian rental car and gave us a ticket!

We try to go to the Council office to fight the ticket but it closed at noon, and it is already 12:30, so we decide to just pay the ticket and not worry about it.  These things can happen on holidays and it isn’t worth getting upset over.

After we sorted all that out, Bob went for a walk to the Danube River and I stayed home and do a bit of my blog and just take it easy.

It is about an hour walk to the Danube river.  There is a hydro-electric dam across the Danube.  Bob was able to walk onto the dam see some of downtown Vienna in the distance.  He also watched a ship go through the locks beside the dam.  It took about 20 minutes for the water to fill the lock so the ship could pass upstream.

I have mentioned before that this blog is a great souvenir for us as well as a way to keep in touch with family and friends.

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