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Germany has ruined driving fun.

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A Very Bavarian Weekend. II

The Top of Germany.

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A Very Bavarian Weekend. I

Unlike in previous years, we had given no consideration to an end-of-school-year holiday this time around because we and our passports are a little travel weary at the moment. But then Anna Grace asked if we could take the end-of-school long weekend to enjoy Zugspitze and to see Schloss Neuschwanstein again. The former has long been on her personal to-do list after Jack posted a snap from atop the peak during his Boy Scout Camp Counselor summers in Garmisch; and weather prevented her from an Instagram atop Germany’s highest peak on a previous visit. As for a Neuschwanstein return visit, well, aren’t most teenage girls princesses at heart?

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Fahrvergnügen in a Fiat

On the bright side, at least Tony could fit inside.
Photo courtesy of the Internet

Our Brief Bavarian Getaway

We have never been a family big on sitting around the house; it just isn’t what we do. So, it should be of little surprise that a day after Jack returned we packed the Volvo and headed to Bavaria for a long weekend.  Our home base was a cottage in Munich that could have been a workshop for Santa’s elves. Though it had modern restoration and conveniences, the ceilings of this former guest house were perhaps a little low for the taller members of the family. Small matter!


Really, few words are necessary to describe this State Fair/Carnivale/Mardi Gras Festival where Lederhosen and Dirndls are almost compulsory, and the beer flows faster than water. The rain, thankfully, stopped long enough for all of us to enjoy several hours of this spectacle of lights and sounds, food, and beer.   Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed Oktoberfest!

Every stereotype you might have about Oktoberfest played out before us in Munich this weekend. The beer “tents” ranged from small to large to fire-hazard size.

And on the inside, each one looked pretty much like this.


It’s impossible to go hungry at Oktoberfest. Grilled fish on a stick? Lebkuchen? Anything in between?

We opted for slightly more traditional Oktoberfest food.

Prost! Oktoberfest!

Guest Post: Scenes from the top of Germany

The Boy Scout Camp Counselor returned from Garmisch on Saturday, and departed for the US this morning. In between unpacking, sleeping, eating, and repacking he shared a few photos with me.
The Counselor’s Camp. Not a bad way to wake up each morning.
Fellow explorers.

 Observation platforms atop Zugspitze, Germany’s tallest mountain.

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