ARE WE THERE YET? travel blog

In Mirabelle Gardens

Our Sound of Music Cow

von Trapp residence from the back

The von Trapp children were hanging from those trees

A Holywood gift


Ice cream time during our Sound of Music bus tour

Our girls in front of the wedding church where Georg married Maria

The church is in Mendsee

Sophie in the church

Sarah in the church

The famous gazebo where Lisa sang "I am 16 going on 17..."

Maria and Georg von Trapp with the children singing "Edelweiss"


Written by Renee

Today was a special day. The weather was excellent again and we went on the Sound of Music bus tour. This started in Salzburg first but then we were out of town driving through all those famous hills that we saw in the movie. We went and saw the church that Maria and the Captain got married. It was great fun. They even had sound of music songs and a short video showing. The tour guide was funny. He had so many stories about the making of the movie. He told us that most Austrians have not seen this movie. They have seen the original German movie: The von Trapp Singers. It was a great day and we got back and had dinner at the restaurant.

Downloaded from CTV website by Kevork for anyone who does not know the movie:


In the 1965 movie, The Sound of Music, Baron Von Trapp, a widower, runs his Salzburg home like the ship he once commanded. All of that changes when Maria arrives from the convent to be the new governess of his seven motherless children. Their romps through the hills inspire all to sing and to find joy in the smallest things -- like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. With a renewed zest for life, the baron and the governess fall in love and get married. The happy ever after part is threatened when Austria's new German rulers want the baron back in military service. This film, based on a true story, stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker and Richard Haydn.

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