Saturday, October 8, 2016

Auf Wiedersehen - Bavaria, Here We Come!

To my dear readers and friends, In just a few hours, my husband and I will board our non-stop flight to Frankfurt. We will take a bus-tour, including a Rhine River Cruise, and then travel through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and ending our trip to Munich-- with a few of King Ludwig's Castles throw in. My husband is thrilled that he can enjoy the scenery, and not have to worry about focusing on driving. Win! Once the bus tour ends, we'll pick up a car rental and drive to my mother's hometown of Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria.

Our family lived there, in our early years, while my father was stationed there at an Army base. I've gone back to visit family, but it's been 25 years since I was last there. My Oma was very old and ailing, and I knew this would be my last chance to say goodbye to her.

I have no desire to attend the big Oktoberfest (too many people, a bit too much drinking for my own taste). However, we will go to the famous Munich HofbrÀuhaus for some beer, Bavarian food and music. That's a must!

I so wanted to find some time to post recipes, over the last few weeks, but it never happened. I was focused on making sure my work desk was tidy and my projects were finished. Our house sitters arrived, from Rhode Island, and we've been busy spending our evenings catching up on our 25 year friendship. So, I will leave you with a photograph taken from a web cam of my mother's home town.

We will return in two weeks-- but I will be posting photos on my Instagram Account, and on my Facebook Page.

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Big Dude said...

Have a great trip. We loved Bavaria and spent our two times in the Garmish area

Verna Groger said...

That place looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing your photos and of course, the recipes!

Deborah said...

Wishing you the most wonderful European journey ahead! Looking forward to seeing your photos via Instagram.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Hope you are having a great time. I wonder if our paths have crossed somewhere along the way. :D