03.06.2013 - 03.06.2013
Salzburg Sightseeing at last!
While we were still in Vienna my daughter had already started singing her two favorite Sound of Music songs practically non-stop:
"Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things." She made us all sing them to every Austrian relative and friend and we met during the entire week.
One morning in Vienna I found this on a piece of a paper she wrote:
I love her version. It's now one of my favorite things.
Today, Monday, June 3rd, we finally had the chance to sing our way live through Salzburg. We were met in the morning by an incredibly nice Austrian guide named Cornelia who was more than supportive about our singing desires and even joined in on some occasions.
I was more than happy to sing along too - because IT WASN'T RAINING! By some huge stroke of luck, precisely during the 3 hours we walked around Salzburg this morning, it didn't rain. Right after the tour ended, it started and continued for the rest of the day.
We did all the major sites of Salzburg with lots of photo ops along the way; especially the classic Do-Re-Mi re-enactment moments in Mirabell Gardens:
The kids kept up great. After lunch in the city we headed over to meet Birgit from the Salzburg tourism office. She is the one who all along has been helping organize the tour. She is fantastic. We made sure to bring her lots of presents including some Harbor Sweets and Wicked Salem (Turtle Alley) chocolates as well as Red Sox gear.
We ended the day with a Sound of Salzburg Dinner and Show at the Steigl Keller. Four singers did a mix of songs from the Sound of Music as well as some traditional Austrian folk songs and even a few Mozart operetta pieces. My daughter soaked up every second of the show, she couldn't have been happier. My son on the other hand asked me every other minute when it was time to go back to the hotel. Poor kid was really tired. But they pulled both kids up at the end of show for - what else? - Do-Re-Mi - and they stole the show.