Our adventures in Europe.... continued....
we stayed at the Marriott
|When we went
walking around, we noticed the streets were empty.
It was National Day in Switzerland.
|We found the
people, they were celebrating at the
|After the service, there were several people that were carrying flags|
|The city square
also had people in costume.
These guys had the bells. I wondered how heavy the bells were.
|After Zurich, we
drove to Munich Germany.
And in Munich, it was Summer Fest time.
|We went to the BMW Headquarters & Museum|
|and the new customer delivery center.|
|Inside of the Museum|
|Inside the Customer Delivery Center - BMW Welt|
|This table was an interactive computer. Very cool|
|After BMW we went to Dachau Concentration Camp|
|After a day of site seeing, we took the "U" into Munich|
|We met this gentleman who gave us a nice history lesson.|
|The next day
we drove to see
Both can be seen in the picture on the right.
This shows their proximity to each other.
|One side of Neuschwanstein Castle|
|The other side of
Taken from St. Mary's Bridge
|After the castles, we drove to Hallstatt Austria|
|We stayed at the Hotel Hirlatz|
|Parking is hard to come by in this little town|
|Because it is a small town and Catholics were opposed to cremation, The cemetery was "reused" Bones were dug up every 10 to 15 years (as space was needed) The bones were then painted and placed in the Bone Chapel.|
|Hallstatt is known
for their salt mines.
We had to tour the salt mine.
|Paul & Elizabeth
sliding in the salt mine
we went 19.5 km/hr down the slide
|The view taking the funicular back to town.|
|Then we were off
While at the Castles, another American told us that we needed to go to Marienplatz to see a concert, so we did.
|After the concert,
we needed to find where "the monks make the beer"
|View of Salzburg from the Museum on top of the town.|
|One of the neatest
things we did in Salzburg was the Sound of Music Tour (we used
Bob's and would recommend)
This is what was used as the back of the Von Trapp house. Originally the Gazebo was here, but the "stupid Americans" kept playing around in it and they moved it, but the American's kept following. Many would try to do the dance scene that Liesl and Rolf did and would hurt themselves, so they just decided to keep it locked!!
There was actually two Gazebos, one for filming the outside and the other for inside shots.
|This is the tree lined lane that Maria sings "I've Got Confidence" on the way to the Von Trapp house.|
This is the garden the children danced it, if you can see little photo, it is taken from the top of the Do Re Mi stairs looking down at the garden (like on the left)
This is the statues that they danced around.
I think this is a picture of the steps.
|You can see that this is the same fountain from the movie|
|The bridge in the
background is Motzart's Bridge.
In the movie, the children were dancing across it with Maria.
|In the movie, the real Maria Von Trapp wall through the archway with her daughter and niece while Julie Andrews in moving through the front of the scene.|
|When the children are playing in the garden, they boys race through this tunne.|
|The exterior of
the church Maria and Capitan Von Trapp
are married in.
|This is Sandra our tour guide, she gave us SO much information about the movie and the location, we really enjoyed her.|
|During the tour we
stopped and did a
VERY fun, I wanted to go again
In this picture we are being pulled up (see the cable behind our heads)
|This is Paul and going down.|
|While we were in
Europe, the girls did a summer camp at the
This is Taylor's 6 week old calf named Collette
|We went to the
RCMP and checked out the horse stables.
To the right is the riding arena.
|To the left is the farrier's area.|
|The VERY neat tack room|
|The horse's homes|
|We all went to Charles and Valerie's house for BBQ|
|Charles has a pool, here is Katie with her beautifully executed jump|
|Anne Marie jumping in backwards|
|Graham has no fear|
|Here is Ethan's jump!|
|Jonah on the pool noodle|
|Jonah, Graham, Ethan and Katie|
|Ethan with his.|
|Graham with his chocolate mouth|
|The cousins on the porch steps.|
|The older, "more cooler" cousins (at least in their minds)|
While we were in Canada, Angela went to
Ram Tap and did some Cross Country Jumping.
Look at GiGI's smile, she had a great time.
|Anne Marie's new hair do.|
Smith (elementary school principal) and
Anne Marie with the Brick Anne Marie got.
Anne Marie Bedard
Mrs. Smith Rocks
|Taylor ready for High School|
|Anne Marie ready for Jr High|