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With Dave and Alex catching a train from Salzburg to Munich, then a flight back to Edinburgh and me booked in for the `Sound of Music Tour' it was all systems go this morning. Geoff, our chronic early riser, had us all up and ready with time to spare.

So we all headed to Salzburg, arriving around 9am. God is so good, the way things worked out, I only had time for a brief goodbye before separating from the guys and then had to keep it altogether ready to hop on the bus for the tour. That kept my mind occupied so I couldn't dwell on how much I was going to miss Dave all over again. I find the actual leaving and goodbye the hardest........ Dave and Alex decided as they hadn't had a chance to see much of the actual city in Munich they'd get an early train and have a look around before their flights at 5.30pm. We had a ball having them here....two fine young men! So proud of the way they have handled their time away and supported one another.

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Although Geoff had offered to join the Sound of Music tour, I knew his heart was far from in it, so I went on my own. I was amazed that the tour was not only full but there were two other bus loads as well! It runs 365 days a year! I was blessed to have a lovely Irish lady sit beside me and it was just nice to have a friendly female conversation in English! We visited lots of places used in the filming of the musical, got some interesting history of Salzburg and the movie, traveled through beautiful country and listened to favourite songs from the show. Finishing in the beautiful little town of Mondsee that is home to the gorgeous church used for the Von Trapp wedding. It was just what I needed to keep my spirits up. God is so good!!

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Geoff meantime saw the boys all organised at the station, had a look around some different places in Salzburg and visited Maccas for internet access. When I returned at 1.30pm he suggested we drive to Zell Am See; a lovely drive, the town built around the lake with snow capped mountains surrounding it. So many beautiful places in Austria!

It was well and truly dark by the time we got home, we caught up with a bit of washing using the heaters in each room to get things dry and I made tea to finish off most of the groceries we had bought earlier in the week. Then we set to, to organise another box to send home and pack our suitcases ready to head to Graz tomorrow. With Dave going I'm really starting to feel the trips coming to an end and beginning to think more of getting home. I'm determined to enjoy and appreciate the last days of our trip though, still I'm so looking forward to seeing all the rest of the family( and friends) and giving them a great big hug!!

Posted by thomastour 08:29 Archived in Austria Tagged tourist_sites

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