In 95 Words
By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris
Austria in 2000, a glorious trip. Sound of Music trilled through my mind as I toured estates, castles, landmarks, massive natural lakes and unbelievably statuesque mountains.
I attended my first opera there and as I was in Europe, the words were in English. Heaven! The
hors d’oeuvres were even more heavenly. Humongous ripe strawberries dipped in the most devine chocolate served with exquisite champagne. I had several of each.
The staff member handed me the bill. I had no idea each strawberry had cost $25.00 U.S. dollars and each glass of champagne was $40.00!