Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On Friday, we went to Salzburg, Austria. Even though it was a chilly rainy day, the scenery was still beautiful and we had a great time. We went on a "Sound of Music" bus tour and though we are by no means die-hard Sound of Music fans (there are several things about that movie that we don't particularly care for), it was a good way to see some of the beautiful scenery in and around Salzburg. Daddy especially enjoyed not being the one driving!!! :)
We got up and around and now we're ready to leave!!
We enjoyed a great breakfast at the lodge
That's where we're headed!
On arriving in Salzburg, mommy and Sabrina stopped by a store to pick up some "Mozart Balls".
"Mozart Balls" were created by the Salzburg confectioner, Paul Furst, in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (who was born here in Salzburg). They are only sold in the original companies stores here in Salzburg or through mail order. It was fun to get them in the original place they were made!! It was actually the first time we had them and they were good. They are a chocolate ball with some sort of filling on the inside.
Our tour guide
The fortress over looking Salzburg
Driving through the town
The countryside is beautiful
This lake is so pretty - do see the mountains faintly in the distance?
These geese flew overhead - I love watching geese fly in formation!!
Lake, mountains, little village - lovely!!
In the bus!!
Sabrina and Seth
Sayer - my travel buddy
This was probably one of my favorite stops of the whole day!!
Sometimes scenery can almost take your breath away
Someone took a family picture for us - the only bad thing is poor Shenandoah's head!!
We stopped in this quaint little village for a little while - it is located right by some mountain lakes
We had some time to explore
One of our stops
This church is actually where they filmed the wedding scene in Sound of Music - it is very pretty on the inside.
We stopped at a little cafe restaurant...
...and enjoyed some apple strudel with warm vanilla sauce and ice cream - wow
Back on the bus
On arriving back in Salzburg, we enjoyed exploring the beautiful Mirabell Gardens!!
"Pose like the statues!" :)
Can you find everyone?
By the fountain
This tree has pretty blooms
This was a big tree!!
Shenandoah - I love this picture of her
Sayer by the lion statue