Friday, November 18, 2011

DURNSTEIN ABBY: A Friday Travel Blog Yet To Come.

Guten Tag an alle meine deutschspachigen Freunde
(Good Day to all my German speaking friends)

This week I had planned to write about a day of sailing on the blue Danbue visiting the Abbey of Durstein and Stift Melk.  I CHOOSE NOT TO DO THAT NOW.  My computer will not accept pictures, for the moment, and the beauty of this visit cannot be described with mere words.

Instead, I will give you a flavor of the trip by printing a ZIMMERSERVICE, (Room Service) menu from the Hotel Inter-continental in Wien, (Vienna).

FRUHSTUCK
In Ihrem Zimmer servicren wir Ihnen ein Wiener
Frustuck mit Juice, 1 gekochtem Ei, Kipferl,
Zimtschnecke, Kaisersemmel und Schwarzbrot, Butter,
Marmelade, Honig, Fruhwtuckskase und Pastete

Breakfast
In your Room we serve a Viennese Breakfast with Juice,
one boiled Egg, Croissant, Danish Pastry, Breakfast-Roll
and Rye Bread Butter, Jam Honey, Soft Cheese and Liver Pate 

  A FUNNY STORY ON THIS TRIP

My wife, Julie, and I had the misfortune to be seated with a group of "Ugly Americans", stuck up bankers, from Texas.  After maybe a 16 course dinner, hours long, we went to a midnight buffet and dance.  There, we met two delightful ladies from Naples, Florida, Mary and Dottie.  They were such fun!  Mary had earned the trip as a sales award, her husband didn't travel so she had invited Dottie to enjoy the trip with her.

As the only guy, I danced first with one then the other.  What fun!  As the party came to a close in the wee hours, those two goofy girls got to arguing about who owned the last remaining banana in the room's fruit basket, making sexual inferrences for the banana use. 

Their room was just down the hall from ours, so when Julie and I got to our room, I tied a big bow of toilet paper around a large banana, put it on the floor in front of their door, knocked and ran back to my room.  About an hour later there was a loud banging on our door.  When we looked out, there on the floor was that banana.  It looked like it had been through a war.  We had a great laugh at breakfast.

The following Christmas, Carol, my secretary, told me that I had received a magnificent fruit basket.  I asked who had sent it and she said "The Banana Sisters".  Yep, Mary and Dottie. They remembered.  It was such fun that they, like us, really didn't want it to end.

Would you believe, on my and Julie's next trip to to Maui, who did we meet but Mary and Dottie.  Sometimes, it really is a small world.  As I didn't golf, like most of the guys, I spent all my time with the wives and Mary and Dottie.  Those golfers sure missed out, to my way of thinking.  We made an all day drive across the island to Hana along with my son, Mark and his wife, Mary Kay.  Would you believe that Mary, from Florida, knew Mary Kay's grandfather in Celina, Ohio?  Really, it is a small world!

IF ANYONE READING THIS IN NAPLES KNOWS TWO STOCK BROKERS,
NAMED MARY AND DOTTIE, TELL THEM WALT AND JULIE
 SAID "HI" AND TO BEHAVE THEIR ORNERY SELVES.

Not much of a Travel Blog, huh?

I'll get my computer's pictures up and running,
hopefully for next Friday's Travel Blog.

God Bless you and yours

GOD BLESS THE USA 

1 comment:

Cousin Cheryl said...

I think you have more fun than is legal!