Had a good nights sleep. Ron woke early just in time to see us go through the a set of locks. I woke up and we were docked already. We were off the ship by 8:30 for a city tour. Oh my goodness. The architecture, the traffic, the streets and the people. I don't think I saw one intersection where the streets crossed at 90 degrees. In fact, few intersections had only 2 streets crossing! Like all medieval cities the city planners were not thinking about motor vehicles and the drivers here are paying for it. Narrow little streets, 3-5 streets intersecting, tight, tight turns and tiny traffic circles are just the norm. We were overwhelmed with history and trivia and our heads were spinning. We had a very short time on our own so we went into St. Stephen's Cathedral and then sat out in the square having coffee and sachertorte. Back on the bus and back to our ship Gin and I were complaining that we did not have enough time in the city. So after lunch we had the ship's concierge give us explicit instructions on how to get the subway back into town and then return to our ship. This was a tricky explanation as we had to get the subway on the correct side of the street. On the return we not only had to be at the correct station but on the right side and the right level. So we headed off down the esplanade, under the bridge, up the stairs, across the street, up 2 blocks and the signs were the right color and so we descended with our 2.20 euros and came to the dispensing machine which of course was all in German. Well Gin couldn't understand all the options offered on the screen and didn't want to lose our euros so we just stood there staring at the darn thing until a nice young man reached over and pressed the icon meaning "preferred language" and poof, suddenly the whole screen was in English. Looking very sheepish we burst out laughing but kept on staring at the screen so he pressed all the buttons for us and out popped our tickets. So we went through what passed for a turnstile, validated our tickets and hopped on the next train. We counted 4 stations as directed and got off the train and rode 3 sets of escalators up to the surface. Lo and behold we were right in front of the Cathedral. We strode up and down streets, did I mention no streets run parallel, and got ourselves so turned around. Because the streets are so narrow and the buildings so tall we couldn't see the spire of St. Stephen's. A few more turns and some helpful directions and we got back to the square where we started. Now we were pretty confident about purchasing our tickets, so down into the bowels of Vienna we went making sure we were heading in the right direction. So intent were we to catch the right train we forgot to validate our tickets and hopped on the next train. We really needed to get back to the ship, shower and be ready to go to a concert after an early dinner. It was so hot in the city, there was no breeze and it was really humid so we were really anxious to get it all right. We did, and no one checked our tickets thank goodness. By the time we walked the kilometer or so back to the ship there was no time to rest and we were off to a Strauss/Mozart Konzert with the Weiner Hofburg Orchestra. What else do you do in Vienna? It was another great day full of adventures and I need to sleep. Ta ta.