A Couple of Debbie Downers in Vienna

Well, we finally hit our wall. After travelling for nearly eight months the inevitable has happened – we got sick. To clarify, I am sick and Richard has an inflamed Achilles tendon which makes it painful to walk. I haven’t left the apartment for two days and Richard has limped to the store or nearby restaurant to keep us in food. Not that it matters to me – I am not sleeping, have no appetite and feel like a wet dishrag – without being nearly as useful. I guess there was a reason that we decided to stay here for eight days. It will give our bodies a chance to breakdown and build themselves up again – hopefully. We are still planning to see the Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School and attend one of the many concerts for which Vienna is famous. However, not today and probably not tomorrow.

And so, my dear friends and family, do not be alarmed if you don’t see any posts or pictures for the next couple of days. We are taking a much needed rest from our crazy schedule and binge watching The Blacklist. With four seasons on Netflix, we should be well entertained as we kick back and relax.

As usual, it is in times like this that we miss you all very much. Really looking forward to landing in Canada on May 31!! See you all in June!!

13 thoughts on “A Couple of Debbie Downers in Vienna

  1. Lucille

    I was wondering why my daily travel doses had stopped. Sorry to hear that your both unwell. You really do things together. Take care


  2. I’m so sorry that you’re not feeling well but glad that you are taking the time to rest. Not sure what part of the city you are staying in, but if you have the chance when you’re feeling better and want a leisurely coffee and cake, I’d suggest the Cafe Central. https://www.cafecentral.wien/en/ I am so excited that you are there. I spent two weeks there in January 1995 and it was life changing for me. I saw my first 5 operas there! It set the bar high!! Feel better soon!!


  3. Todd Mitchell

    Greetings Richard & Colleen,
    May you return to good health after this pause. You really have seen and done so much!

    We are really enjoying the posts of your wonderful trip, thank you so much for taking the time to share.

    Hang in there and savour the many adventures yet to come!

    Todd & Lucille


  4. corinnne pachkowsky

    Oh so sorry to hear your sick I will go straight to the top and ask that our Lord give you a fast healing..God bless ,miss you and lots of love..Your sis Corinne..xoxo


  5. Liz Hodgson

    Sorry you are both under the weather 😦 Its no fun to be sick in an unfamiliar place. It does make me giggle that you are doing it together. Truely ‘as one’. Enjoy your binge netflix!


  6. Glyn and Bobbi

    Hope by now you have had enough down time to recover somewhat. You two have been on quite the marathon. Richard will have to be careful with thatAchilles tear. Glynis kept going on hers and ended up with a cast and on crutches for more than 3 months. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.. Luv ya!


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