I loved switching back and forth with different mixes in each car learning so much from all those great women.
And then we made it.
We were in Munich…
…accidentally right smack dab in the middle of Oktoberfest.
It was pretty amazing actually, because it’s what you kind of dream of when you imagine Germany.
At first I thought, “oh cool, we lucked out to see some real lederhosen and dirndls.”
Until I realized they were everywhere… in hoards filling up all the main streets having the giant party of the century.
It was awesome.
Our two cars lost each other en route so luckily we had planned to meet up at the Glockenspiel right in the center of town.
And amidst all those tourists and Oktoberfest celebrations we found each other.
The Glockenspiel was pretty awesome. Too bad we missed the last “ringing” that went off a half hour before we got there, but see those people up there in the spire? Apparently there are 32 life-sized figures up there and 43 bells that move and enact a couple historic German “stories” as they circle around on the hour a few hours each day. I had to look up a little video clip when we got home to check it out HERE.
But my favorite was just the architecture. So beautiful.
And people watching.
Everything from paragliding to favorite bed and breakfasts to flower boxes and Fall beauty and car discussions and the tune of cow bells in the distance.
Let’s get a little better close-up of our little cozy spot: