August 27, 2019 Oberbozen to Munich

Elaina, Ralf and Martha from the Hotel Regina

The Dolomites

Memories of Ice Cream

Weinhaus Schneider Restaurant

Weinhaus Schneider Restaurant Interior

Kent’s Cheese Galette

We departed our hotel in Oberbozen at 10:00am bound for the Hilton Hotel at the Munich Airport. The journey took us about five hours with a comfort stop, ice cream and traffic.

After checking into the hotel for a quick freshening up we boarded a train for the 45-minute ride into the center of Munich at the Marienplatz stop. There we had a couple of hours to explore the town before meeting up for dinner.

Kent and I headed out to Maximillian Road to see the Rodeo Drive of Munich. All of the top designers have exclusive shops along this street. The majority of the clientele appeared to either be Asian or Middle Eastern. I suppose these are the people with all of the money to spend.

For dinner, we met up with the group at the Weinhaus Schneider Restaurant. There we started the evening with a glass of a sweet wine followed by endless bottles of red and white wine. Everyone ordered what they wanted from the menu including dishes like pork ribs, veal ribs, fondue dishes and Weiner Schnitzel. For dessert we all had a plate with chocolate cake, apple strudel and large platters of fresh fruit with a chocolate fondue. It was all very good but once again, too much to eat. Our former student, Marc Fritz, was able to join our group for dinner. It was good to see him again before leaving Germany.

As a little thank you gift to our tour leaders Kent and Christine, one of our fellow travelers, Linda White, wrote a song. The tune was to the song Deep in the Heart of Texas and the words are as follows. The whole group got up and did their best to serenade Kent and Christine with it. The dots represented four claps.

We get quite fit
And the schnapps won’t quit ••••
When we’re with Kent and Christine

The cows come home
The beers will foam ••••
When we’re with Kent and Christine

Kent talks a lot
We can believe it. Or not••••
When we’re with Kent and Christine

Just one more mile
And always smile••••
When we’re with Kent and Christine

They’re always there
With lots to share••••
When we’re with Kent and Christine

So here are toasts
To our great hosts••••
We thank you Kent and Christine.

After dinner we all headed back to our hotel via the train for our flights home the following morning.