It's Friday and on Friday there is the meme on Celtic House called Rocking Your World which is 'the moment to step
back and take stock of your week, to work out the positives, the things
that have made life more bearable and to celebrate these facts. Pop a
post together, come back and link each Friday and let's share our
positives around. It's a great therapy and stops life slipping through
our fingers or spending too much time dwelling on the negatives. Not
sure if it's for you - give it a go - you'll never know until you try!'
So this week was a fabulous week. Last Saturday was my birthday and we got up very early and got a 7am flight to Munich in Germany. So many new sights and sounds to be thankful for. Firstly, over a hundred birthday wishes on Facebook. Wow! Thank you everyone. My birthday dinner at the Biergarten.
My dinner : Stewed Roast Deer
With Dumplings and red cabbage.
And Sorbet and Prosecco to follow.
And Roger had pork
And Apple Strudel
If I had ever compiled a Bucket List then this next place would have been high up on it. On Sunday we took a coach trip to see the Royal Palaces of Ludwig II. The first castle was Lindhof and then we visited Oberammergau where we saw lots of painted houses.
And we saw this amazing display of flowers.
And then on to a place that was probably top of the theoretical bucket list - Neuschwanstein Castle.
On Monday it rained and we got very wet but it didn't dampen our spirits. We were thankful that it was still warm and so we didn't mind. We visited more royal palaces - the Nymphenburg Palace which originally was outside the city and used in summer and the Residenz in the centre of Munich.
Inside the Residenz
And St George in the Treasury
Our hotel was lovely, the staff were friendly and helpful and the transport links into the City Centre were great. Only two problems. One I hate feather pillows. Two, our room was on the front of the hotel and as it was so warm we had to have the windows open. The room faced on to what turned out to be a very busy and noisy street and we didn't sleep much. However on Monday we were moved to a room at the back and we were very thankful. The room was much cooler and quieter. On Tuesday we went to Augsburg by train.
And on Wednesday we visited the Deutsches Museum. According to the guidebook it would take 3 weeks to see every exhibit so I am thankful that Roger decided we would only spend an hour and 45 minutes there. The we took the Underground to the northern end of the Englischer Garten and walked back through the garden to the city.
The plane took off on time and we arrived home safely, most thankful that nothing untoward had happened whilst we were away. And best of all I had a good night's sleep with my proper pillow. I'll post more photos of our stay in another post soon. Thanks for stopping by. Bernice