The Hills Really Are Alive!
Trip Start Jun 09, 2010
39Trip End Dec 31, 2015
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Our day began by leaving behind lovely Vienna for a long driving day to Munich, Germany. Our first stop was the little town of Mondsee, seemingly most famous now for the so called Wedding Church. This church (pictured below) was the site of the filming of the wedding between Maria and the Captain Von Trapp in 1965’s The Sound of Music
From Mondsee, we made our way to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart (photo of his birthplace below). A nice little walk took us through the gardens where the children ran through the hedges and danced on the steps in The Sound of Music. We took our first group photo of the trip in the gardens with the imposing Salzburg Castle above in the background (picture below). What a group! Our walking tour continued through the narrow streets and courtyards of the city. My favorite sight in the city was actually a small cemetery within the monastery walls (pictures below). Evidently, this was also filmed in The Sound of Music when Maria was hiding.
After a nice lunch of pretzels and some kind of meat pastry, we made our way out of the city of Salzburg through the Alps (I guess they were there, we just didn’t see them)
Now, we’re in Munich for the night. I’m quite excited about tomorrow because I’ll see my friend Silja again!!! I haven’t seen her and her husband since their wedding last year in Berlin. She’s taking the train down from Berlin to join us for the afternoon and evening. Even though, I’ll be staying with her and David next week for about 8 days, I’m glad she’s coming down so that she can visit with my family that is with me. She knows them from several years ago when she lived with my mom for a few months while working at my hometown school. It should be good fun, culminating with a folk dance and dinner a the Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall tomorrow evening.
More to come! In the meantime, I’d love to hear any feedback or thoughts on my blog. I think I need some encouragement to keep it going. I’m realizing how much time it takes to do this. It’s quite fun and a good catalyst for reflection, but it does take some effort. I think if I can stick it out just a few more days, I might get into the habit and continue through the summer. I apologize for any typos, boring ramblings, or general stupidity.