I quit my job three months ago.
Two months ago I was in Ireland on the beginning of my crazy European journey.
A month ago I was in Ireland at the end of my crazy European journey.
Today, well, I still have a hard time believing I did that. And I want to go back and never leave, while at the same time I want a job and a house and to be settled for the first time in months. It's all very confusing.
Fortunately, I'm remaining stylish in my musings.
|Dressing up in Viking gear at Dublinia. Question: Does anyone else want to correct people who are breaking the clearly stated rules? I have a sneaking suspicion that I am an inveterate meddler.|
|The Pegasus statue in the gardens at Schloss Mirabell. Around this statue the Von Trapp children sang "Do Re Mi."|
|The HohenSalzberg Fortress that sits on a hill in the middle of Salzburg. Watch the movie. You'll see this in the background everywhere.|
|The steps at the Mirabell Gardens, where the children hopped up and down learning to sing.|
|Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria did not become a nun|
|The gazebo where first Liesl and the Nazi who looks like a certain tacky radio host and later Maria and Capt. Von Trapp share their first kisses.|
|Leopoldskron, the castle on which the Von Trapp mansion is based|
|The gardens at Leopoldskron, where Maria and the children climbed out, dripping wet, after upsetting the canoe. Come on, guys. You know you can't lean over in a boat that size.|
There's also a famous bridge and a cemetery and a couple of other places that I saw but did not have the presence of mind to realize I was standing in a famous "Sound of Music" place, so you'll just have to go to Salzburg yourself.
Which I highly recommend.
Now all that's left is keep going. Onward and upward!