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Munich (München)

Hi there! I had planned to be posting all along our #europeanvacation. Now, more than ten days in – it turns out that I should have taken advantage of the opportunity while I had it. That opportunity would have been during our stay in Munich or during the Switzerland land-tour portion of our scheduled Rhine River Cruise. The problem was, I really didn’t have a moment of down time. I assumed that I’d have plenty of time and great internet access while we cruised down the Rhine River.

bad internet

Wrong! The internet access has been spotty, at best. That red sad-faced icon is what I mostly see. We are now docked in Mannheim, Germany and Dave is off for a look around the city, while I’ve stayed behind. I decided this was my chance, maybe my one and only, to get a post put up.

scenic pearl

Time is limited, so it will be a pictorial, for the most part.

We flew British Airways from Phoenix to London, changed planes and arrived in Munich the next day. We were greeted at the Munich airport by Dave’s cousin, Hope. I’d never met Hope and Dave hadn’t seen her since he was a teenager. Luckily, they’d connected on Facebook a few weeks prior, so at least they recognized each other.

kempinski

Hope took us to our hotel, The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, in the heart of Munich.

anticipation bike

The hotel is beyond lovely and the included daily breakfast is “just beyond!” I knew it would be when I spotted this adorable bicycle at the entrance to the restaurant!

rolls

hot dishes

pretzl

more hots

meats

grains

crossants

cheese

butter

The next morning, we were off and running with Hope and her charming husband, Nick. Hope, Nick and their two sons, Dylan and Owain, have lived in Munich for the last nine years. We could not have found better or more gracious hosts and city guides.

hope and nick

Their knowledge of the city and country were more than we could have ever wished for. Nick and Hope showed and shared with us EVERYTHING! We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

stage

Our one…

nick and dave

and only…

munich1

regret…

Munich

is that…

munich city gate

we did…

mother and child

NOT…

monk with beer or bible

plan…

may pole

and spend…

mary's square

more than…

Marienplatz

three days…

lucky lion

in Munich!

fancy b is ss

crucifix

heavenly sky

clock at Marienplatz

beer garden

catholic church

Unfortunately, not only did we not plan for enough time there, but I have run out of time here to write. We are setting off and I am about to lose my internet. I’m still 6 days behind! I’ll try again at the next port. Until then…

dave and linda

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4 comments

1 Anne { 07.28.16 at 6:49 AM }

Hi!!!! Loved the post and the absolutely beautiful pictures!! Thank you for including the last one of you and Dave too, great to see your smiling faces! Look forward to more posts…love you!

2 Shelley Jiang { 07.28.16 at 9:11 AM }

The bike with the bread basket is so cool!

3 Barbara Fenzl { 07.28.16 at 4:17 PM }

Love your photos and hearing about your wonderful trip! Did you go to the English Garden in Munich? The Rathskeller? Can’t wait to see you next week!
Safe travels home and much love –

4 Tram Mai { 07.31.16 at 3:08 PM }

What an AMAZING spread – that’s food heaven!!! And you crack me up with the suspense in your blog!! I was scrolling so fast to see your regret!!! LOL!!!!! You need to come back for a week’s stay there next time!! Love & miss!!!!! Xoxo

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