Sunday, September 26, 2010

Germany Day 7

Woke up about 6AM local time and grabbed a bunch of laundry and headed to the basement. We only need two more days of clothes, but I figured why not wash a load if the machine is big enough. So after catching up on posts, Facebook and other random Internet usage, we head out to the English Gardens. This time we beeline right to one of the entrances and then I whip out the iPad and get the dreaded 'No Service' and then check our iPhones which both have 5 bars and 3G service. Ridiculous.

So we start wandering...

The Monopteros from a distance

And in a very short walk end up at the Chinesischer Turm beer garden.

There is an Umpapa band on the second floor.

First bier of the day, Prosit!

And this was pretty funny, Bier Bike!

And then more wandering...

Lots of dogs, and no leashes required...or at the least very few had them.

And about a third of the way north into the park, we reach Kleinhesseloher See, a man-made lake.

But after eating brauhuas fare all week and sitting on hard benches and seats...I need something else today.

Now that is much better! Still a bench, but at least it has cushions.

I wanted to order the pork just to compare, but I opted for the sea bass. Colleen had the risoto with asparagus and truffles. I am not a big fan of truffles yet...I am not sure if it is an acquired taste, but I can take them or leave them.

And to finish we split an apple strudel.

But the coolest thing about this place was its dog policy. It was cool, and with only an occasional bark, it was a nice touch. Made you feel like you were at home.

Tired of public transportation, we got a taxi back to the hotel. Fortunately this driver was very good. As we sped through some part of Munich, snapping pics from the back of the taxi it occurred to us that a week in Munich is not enough time to truly appreciate all there is to see.

One last trip to the store for a couple of beers, then back to the hotel to pack for tomorrow's departure.

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