We were on our way again today. First to Salzburg, because Gera loves 'the Sound of Music' and most of it was filmed there or close to there. Then on to Augsburg in Germany where we will meet and spend a day with a friend of Gera's tomorrow.
|I think I just saw that numberplate Mara!|
While driving we had our breakfast (just wondering if Papa wants a clean car back) and before we knew it we were on the motorway towards Salzburg. Nice roads, not too busy, good views, nothing more a teddy wants!
|Our German numberplate bingo. |
If you look closely, there is even a code for Gera (the town, not the sister)
Mara had found out where we were supposed to park and as we entered it, something went wrong. Very wrong. The front wheel hit the curb and then the front wheel had a hole in it. A big hole, since I could almost put my paw through it!
We parked the car out of the way and Mara and Gera set about unearthing the spare wheel and the jack and so on. Then they had to find out how it all worked, since neither of them had ever changed a tire in their lives! Gera found out how to use the jack and then Mara was able to loosen one wheel nut. There were however three more and those proved impossible.
|How. Does. This. Work??|
But, rescue was close at hand, because right in that minute about 10 firemen from the Salzburg Fire Department walked past. Mara looked at them in a very sad way and not a minute later two of them were busy changing the tire! Before long they could thank them for their work and then reload the car.
|One, two, three and they fixed it!|
Now, don't worry, Mara, Gera and me were not hurt in any way, shape or form. And after parking we made our way to Salzburg city center. We had come for the Sound of Music after all and that is what we were going to get.
|The lake where Maria and the children toppled their boat fell in the water|
The tour was wonderful. Salzburg is not a big city, but it is filled with pretty buildings and a lovely bridge and castles and big houses and Mozart and a lot more. We saw the lake where Maria and the children toppled their row boat.
|Taking a sneaky photo of us!|
We saw the bridge they crossed while singing about 'their favourite things', we saw the road where Maria got off the bus and we were told the real story about the family.
Perhaps next time??
But after a little over an hour the tour had come to an end and Mara and Gera (on the urging of their Papa) needed to find a place for a new tire. So, back they went to the car and off we went to find the place the busdriver had told us about.
|We had to take out our luggage again|
They had one tire left of the sort we needed, they gave us an ice-cream, they checked the air in all the other tires and only half an hour later we were on our way again. Our visit to Salzburg was cut short, but Mara says we will definitely go back there someday, it was too beautiful not to!
|Fixing the new tire|
We are now in our hotel in Germany. A little bit earlier than expected, but that's okay. Rather safe and early than the other way around Mara says and I think she can be quite clever at times. Unfortunately there was no time for yums today, what with everything that happened, but I think we have a spare one from last week!
|A yum from Prague Castle|