Full text: Brief von Tibor Scitovsky an Josef Steindl

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1175 North Lemon Ave. 
Menlo Park, Cal. 94025 
(415) 322 9109 
February 20 , 1985 
Dear Josef, 
Many thanks for your letter, which came just about as I was going 
to write you. Our plans for the summer have been more or less determined 
by our decision to invite Elisabeth*s sister and brother-in-law for a 
Swiss vacation. Since they are not so young and mobile any more (he is 
past 80, she is my age but both are remarkably active for their age), 
it seemed wise to invite them to a place that we know pretty well and where 
we know the difficulties and Inegth of each walk. Accordingly, we are 
trying to get room for them and ourselves in Sils once again, for the 
period August 4 to 18. We were also influenced in that by the decline in 
your enthusiasm for the Valais in your penultimate letter as well as by 
the warning of some friends that the Engadin seems to be the only part of 
Switzerland not too badly overrun by American tourists trying to exploit 
the exchange rate on the dollar. It would be wonderful if you would be 
willing to come again to Sils at the time when we will be there, though 
in fairness I have to warn you that Elisabeth's relatives speak only 
Hungarian, so you will, in effect, be limited to Elisabeth's and/or my 
company. 
We also have in mind going to a conference on economic psychology 
organized by the University of Linz in a place called Schloss Zell an der 
Pram, from where we could go and enjoy the magnificent baroque of Kremsmunster, 
St. Florian, and perhaps the Wachau once again. After that, we would come 
to spend the remaining 3 weeks until Sils , the first half in Vienna, the 
second half in Budapest. Sometime, in-between, we would also like to visit 
Eszterhaza, which we have never seen, and we don't even know where it is and 
whether it is easier to get there from Vienna or from Budapest. 
All those plans are still somewhat tentative, because they all hinge on 
our ability to rent our house for the summer or to find a house-sitter. 
Life is complicated by the fact that one cannot find a tenant for the summer 
before the end of March, whereas reservation have to be made much before then. 
I assume, however, that you have always known that life is complicated.
	        

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