Published: May 28th 2009May 25th 2009
The sun woke us up as the days before. We had a great breakfast and we headed up the mountain to see how far we could get up by car. After 10 minutes, the road ended and we were on foot, we walked for 2 hours 1 hour up and 1 hour back. It was a very nice walk the sky was clear and air was crisp.
Once back into the car we headed for Garmish, this is the town outside of the Zugspitze, the tallest mountain in Germany. It was a beautiful ride driving over the mountains; I was singing all the songs from the sound of music. The Hills are alive with the sound of music, ok so I’m not Julie Andrews but I can carry a note even if I have to use a bucket.
We arrived in Garmish not a minute to soon for Kirsten, she was over listening to me sing. This is the town that Kirsten, Trey and I stayed 7 years earlier. We found the same B&B that we stayed in then and there was a room available. I took it. Across the street was a pasture with cows, Kirsten was so happy. I
unpacked the car and she walked across the street and visited the cows. She came back after 30-45 minutes to check on me, I was taking a nap. She woke me up and said I think they are going to walk the cows down the street, I said no way, she said way. I got up and reluctantly walked out to the street. Sure enough, they had stopped traffic on a road as busy as HWY 50 (Colonial drive). The cows were walking down the street being lead by 3 people leaving their business all over the road and everyone acted like this was as normal as 5 o’clock traffic. I would love to see how the folks in Orlando would act with cows walking down the street.
We went back in and got freshened up for dinner. We were told that a concert was being performed in the city center at 8 PM. Of course I quickly responded is this for the guy who fought Napoleon? Our hosted looked at me like I was a stupid America and said no we do this every Monday for our Garmish guests.
We headed downtown and walked around and checked out the
restaurants for dinner. We settled upon this cute restaurant mainly for the ham hock they had on their menu. Kirsten ordered kase spatzle. The ham hock was great, it was deep fried. Kirsten told me to enjoy, because it will be the first and last one you will get. I enjoyed each mouth full, hmmmmmm good.
We could hear the concert going on from where we were eating. After we finished we walked around the area window shopping. I was looking to replace my old Zugspitze hat from a long time ago. No luck, I would have to go to the mountain to see if they had a gift shop at the bottom. Dark clouds were rolling in and we decided to head back to the B&B before the rain started. We made it and didn’t get rained on I updated the blog and head to bed, Kirsten was already asleep.
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