We met this really cool girl on the tour, Tessalee, and she had a similar experience of someone at 4AM wrapping all of his clothes individually in plastic for an hour. "Crinkle crinkle crinkle." New shirt- "Crinkle crinkle crinkle." Unfortunately, we didn't exchange contact information after the tour, because she was awesome.
Anyway, the Sound of Music tour started in Salzburg, where we went to the lake where the back of the house was filmed in the movie. The front of the house and the back of the house are two different movies.
My tour guide was the same tour guide from 4 years before. I recognized him because his voice sounds a bit like a dramatic cartoon character.
He also told a lot of cheesy jokes, which were pretty funny.
"Mozart's grave was found in Vienna. A couple tourists stumbled upon some of his sheet music in the graveyard and the notes were disappearing. Mozart was decomposing!"
The house is quite beautiful. It is now used for seminars. As I mentioned in the previous blog, the gazebo was located there until they got tired of tourists jumping the fence to dance in the gazebo. And then later, it was permanently locked when an 82 year old women broke her him trying to jump between the benches. It sounds like Grammy when she broke her him trying to jump over a fence at 87 years old.
During the filming of the scene where the children and Maria fall in the lake, the actress who played Gretel fell backwards in the wrong direction and she couldn't swim and nearly drowned. Obviously she did not drown since she completed the movie and was not a ghost.
We had a discussion with Tessa Lee about how we didn't think we could go paragliding or bungee jumping. Tessalee recommended not bungee jumping if you are a well endowed woman, or to wear several sports bras. Apparently her friend went and said it felt like your bosoms got ripped off. And then ripped off again as you started to fall again. Yikes.
It confirmed my need to never go bungee jumping.
We got an amazing chocolate croissant for breakfast.
I was very hot and my face was very red by the time we got to the platform, where we discovered our train was delayed for 20 minutes. Aka the sprinting was unnecessary.
We headed back to Vienna for the last weekend of our trip.