Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday's Austria Scoop ~ @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain #AWriterInVienna

Hi Everyone!

It’s been over a month since I’ve posted and I do apologize for that. Unfortunately, it all had more to do with minor health issues than anything else. I had told you about my foot last month with it’s plantar fasciitis. It seems to be better with acupuncture and shoe inserts but only time will tell. The other is more nasty as it involves blood.

Yes, you heard me right…blood. I have nasal allergies and for years have been plagued by nosebleeds, sometimes two or three a day. The first couple weeks of October were horrible and I finally relented to go see a specialist here in Austria. And what a process…similar to the US but not quite…still, it involved a minor surgery that I’m not sure took. It will be another week or so before I know for sure but I’ve already decided to start doing some more holistic type things. Like adding some supplements, doing less of others and maybe…wait for it…even more acupuncture because if it doesn’t hold, it would be another minor surgery under general anesthesia because of the high pain involved. So, not looking forward to it.

Still, Austria has had a lot happen in the time since I was last here. We had a Night at the Museum, where we purchased a ticket good for 140 museums here in and about the city of Vienna. Of course, my foot was still hurting but we did manage to go to 4 museums that we’d never been too and we got an awesome book to go with it all for the price of just 13 euros per ticket. That’s normally the cost of just one museum.

On last Thursday morning, we were awakened by the sounds of tanks rolling by our flat. I can honestly say that I will never get used to that feeling. The whole house is rumbling and for the first few minutes after you awaken, you lay there in the dark and wonder what the heck is happening. Then you remember that the tanks go by your place when they are getting ready for Austrian independence day. Once that crosses your mind, you just listen and for me, being the writer that I am, wonder if this is what it would be like to be in a war. Or seeing loved ones leave for war. It makes me shiver sometime.

We also stumbled upon electric go-cart racing in the park where we walk Pup Harry. By this time, my foot is much better though the nose is still being a pain. Anyway, they had fenced off certain sections of the park and when we first saw it, we just didn’t know what to think even though we did see a banner. The next evening, we happened to see the races in action and took quite a few pictures, one that you see here. Sorry that it's a little bit blurry but the go-cart was going amazingly fast for it's size and the course. 

The weather for the most part is nice fall weather and of course, we have some color but not as much as previous years. As this will be my last year in Austria, I am wishing it were so much better like before. The fall picture is of the one that I feel is the best from all the years.

I promise that I’ll be better since my time is limited in the beautiful city. We’ll be doing some more exploring ourselves since it will be out last fall and winter as we’re planning on moving back to the States right before spring. At least that’s the plan, so keep your fingers crossed for us!

Hope you enjoyed this little look into Austria and beyond. See you all next week!


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