Cat Walk

What exactly is a cat walk?  According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, it is "a narrow walkway (as along a bridge)". When I was in high school, we would walk home sometimes, and to shorten the 3 mile walk, we'd cut through the Omaha Stockyards.  To do so, we had to use the "cat walks" … Continue reading Cat Walk

Lipizzaner Stallions

The famous Lipizzaner white stallions are trained and housed at the Vienna Spanish Riding School.  What?  Yes, the Spanish Riding School is in Vienna, Austria. The Hapsburg Monarchy imported the horses from Spain over 400 years ago.  Lipizzaner stallions, no mares, are used exclusively at the riding school, which is built on centuries of tradition in … Continue reading Lipizzaner Stallions

Wachau Valley

The Wachau Valley Gorge, in northeastern Austria, is one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube River.  Beautiful and filled with so much history, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent castle-residence was one of the first we saw as we entered the gorge, just a little downstream from Melk, Austria.  The … Continue reading Wachau Valley