Return to Munich
Mon 10 Jul 2006 0 °F
Phil and Kate head back to the states today from Frankfurt. I travel to Munich to meet up with Ivan and Dean. I slept in, updated this blog and so missed the early trains. It was a rainy day, so I was moving kind of slow – and not exactly looking forward to the 3 trains and 4 hours to get to Munich. But it’ll be good to see the last games with Ivan and Dean before they head back.
It was raining in Munich, too. So, Ivan and Dean didn’t do much today either – still catching there breathe and recovering (they both caught colds or something). When I got there, we headed out for dinner. We passed by Marienplatz for the 5 o’clock turning of the Glockenspiel. We thought about the Ratskeller, but it seem too pricy so we wandered back to the Paulander im Tal for a nice dinner.
Later we took off for the famous Hofbrauhaus for a taste of Bavarian beer and culture. The band was playing and the liter beers were flowing. The nice thing about the Hofbrauhaus is that everything is so small, the beer, the pretzels, etc.
It was a good time as we met some guys from Finland as well as a former Ohio state representative. I think Dean and him devised a plan to bring the Hofbrauhaus to the states or something.
Of course, not all the good things were in large packages either, some great things come in small packages.