Do-re-mi, Do-re-mi…the first three notes just happen to be….do-re-mi…I think my love of the Sound of Music has already been pretty widely discussed and embraced by me on the blog (and for those that might still be surprised about it, you can see posts on Von Trapp Family Chic, Salzburg wardrobe planning, and of course, my defense of the Baroness and love for the Captain‘s style in their respective posts). So naturally, vying for the spot of social highlight of the year is the annual Sound of Music Sing-a-Long at the Wolf Trap theater. It’s usually held at the end of the season so a fine way to say good bye to summer, and this year, now that we had all of our shipments, we went out in our full “traveling clothes” regalia. Three cheers for dirndl’s and Austrian plaids! And yes, dirndl’s are way cuter when they are on pint sized diplo-tots.
We packed a picnic of mildly Austrian inspired goodies – potato salad, carrot salad and beet salad. Instead of schnitzel we went with “schnitzel inspired”, and picked up some goodness from Popeye’s Fried Chicken (we’re cross-cultural over here!) and finally; and for dessert, mini “sachertortes” (i.e. Whole Foods brownies cut with an apricot filling and glaze).
The best part of the Sing-a-long is that everyone actually sings and we had several people join us that had never been before, bewildered that there were not hundreds, but thousands, of people that come to sing these classics at the top of their lungs. If you’ve ever sang along to this movie with nothing but your TV for company, you need to come to this event.
Until next summer, Von Trapps! In the meantime, I “must pack my little bag and return to Vienna where I belong!”. Well…I won’t really, but I will be wishing I could!