Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The hills are alive...

Endeavoring to show our Texans a good time, we took to the road and drove them across Switzerland to Salzburg, Austria… the home of the Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music! (Both the real life family, and the site where they filmed much of the movie) We woke up bright and early and crammed food, blankets, laptops and clothes into our little car… Kas and Kenny were troopers to sit scrunched in the far back the whole time!

The  bathroom/gas station stops are always entertaining… from riding the racecars to paying for the potty to buying healthy (and unhealthy) snacks! Here's Sterl chawing on a cucumber... (prerequisite for everyone in the car prior to our McD's stop)

Salzburg is BEAUTIFUL – everywhere you look, you can recognize statues and fountains from the famous Rogers and Hammerstein movie… we kept singing “Do, a deer…” with each footstep. 8-) 

Here's the gate leading to the courtyard where Rolf found the Von Trapp’s hiding place and blew the whistle to announce their whereabouts ~
Mozart’s birthplace ~

Delicious sausages on the street ~
Our great hotel had an automatic shoe-shiner machine... which works on shoes AND bare feet!
My bandaid matches Kenny’s shirt.
Day 2, we drove to the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany; this time it was green and lovely, instead of the cold snowy landscape we saw when we went in March.  We stretched our legs and walked up the mountain to the castle, rather than taking the horse and buggy ride.


  1. one word: JEALOUS!!

    I love living vicariously through you by reading you blog.

    here's a link to my blog so you can return the favor.


  2. We watched The Sound of Music a few weeks ago and I've been singing Edelweiss and other songs constantly. Maybe we'll have to make our December trip one that goes there too.... Glad you're having a great time with the family!