Friends of Padre Steve’s World,
It was a long day which began for us about 6:30AM Thursday in Virginia. After making one last stop at work I picked up a few last minute items that we needed for the trip and went home to finish packing and make sure that all of the banks associated with debit and credit card that I was taking were alerted to our imminent overseas travel plans.
We arrived in Munich at about 7:25 this morning Central European Time which is six hours ahead of the United States in case you haven’t made the trip across the Pond. Since the vast majority of Americans have never left the confines of the Continental United States, or as we in the military refer to it as CONUS, it makes sense to let any readers know.
My wife Judy is going to have to have two knee replacement surgeries after we return home so she is on crutches and needed a wheelchair at each of the three airports we went through. Thanks be to the people at United Airlines, Norfolk International Airport, Washington Dulles, and Munich she was whisked through everything quickly, courteously, and, for us, effortlessly. This has not always been the case on other airlines, so Bravo Zulu to all involved. J
When we got to Munich we got our rental car and did a little bit of shopping at Judy’s favorite clothing store, Adler Mode, then got some new feet for her German made crutches which we got here a few years back, and finally after working my way through much of the city center got to our hotel. Our room wasn’t ready but they let us park the car in the garage and walked to or favorite local restaurant, Zum Brunnstein on Orleanstraße. Which is between out hotel and the Ostbahnhoff. Since like most restaurants here are family owned or operated we have gotten to know a number of of the employees over the years and when we come there are always hugs and laughs.
After lunch we walked back to the hotel about 2:00 P.M. which is 8:00 A.M. on the East Coast at which point Judy crashed hard and took a nap while I did some reconnoitering and foraging mixing with locals and tourists alike. After I returned we went out for a light supper before returning to our room about 10:00 P.M.
Tomorrow we will get up early and proceed over to Theresianwiesse where Oktoberfest in the morning. After that who knows…
Anyway, I am still trying to sort through email, social media posts, and catch up on the news. Evidently there is a lot going on back at home and I hope to write about it soon.
So until tomorrow,