|The fountains at Schloss Hellbrunn are not ordinary fountains! They were designed to cure the guests of melancholy - you do not know where all of them are and can expect to get wet!|
|Beautiful planted tulips on the palace grounds...|
|...and beautiful wild flowers as well!|
|Recognize this? It is where Liesl and Rolf meet together in The Sound of Music! (I am on the left, my "Grandmother" in the middle, and Ella on the left.)|
|I have a Dirndl! Thank you SO MUCH to my wonderful host family!|
The huge pole behind me is the May pole, where a group of men guarded it for the night against members of neighboring towns who could try to cut it down!
|During the raising of the pole, a group of children danced together in Dirndl and Lederhosen :)|
|The view while hiking on Tuesday...|
|and passing the church (which is build into the mountain) built where Saint Wolfgang had a house and lived in recluse!|
Just to go ahead and let those of you know who don't already: from May 15 to June 2, I will be traveling around Europe and attending a district conference with other exchange students! During this trip, we will be visiting 20 different places (yes, in 17 days for the trip itself), so I will try to blog a little more often to get in as much as possible.
If you ever have any questions, suggestions, or requests, feel free to send me an email or let me know in the comments!
P.S. Ella made muffins again :)