Monday, May 19, 2008

The hills are alive...

So, someone is converting the von Trapp family villa into a hotel... I am so there... once I win the lottery! It's something like $150/night. Who wants to come? Maybe we could sneak a few people in the luggage and split the cost...

After the von Trapps left the house, Nazi security chief Heinrich Himmler used the villa until 1945. A missionary order which bought the home after World War II agreed to sell it for use as a hotel.

I am so pumped! If you want to read a really great book to get for your big trip to Austria, read The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp. I read it years ago when I borrowed it from a friend, and want to go order my own copy today. It's the book Maria wrote which became the inspiration for the movie. And it's actually MORE exciting than the movie, if you can imagine that! Talk about an amazingly brave and faithful family!

Emelie's home sick today with Asthma and an ear infection and Curt might have broken his ankle, so I think we will watch The Sound of Music to put all our misery into perspective! :)

1 comment:

  1. We will come!!!! The travel bug is biting me in a serious way. I have been meaning to read Maria Von Trapp's book, my Mom read it years ago and adored it. Sound of Music is also our family's all-time favorite movie. I can't wait for our kids to be old enough to experience it! Hope everyone starts feelin' better over yonder!!!!