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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

I Love Saturdays in Munich

Today Steve and I had a blast driving around Munich in this gorgeous Mini Cooper. It had a double sun roof and we opened it up to let the sun shine in and headed off to the Auto Bahn. Steve has always wanted to drive one of these and today he got his wish. We had some errands to do today and we needed a car so he leased it for the weekend. It's a great car, not so good on the gas, but a lot of fun--especially when you're going 120 mph! Even at that speed, people were passing us!
One of the errands we had to do was to purchase a TV. Due to the Mini Cooper, our choice of screens was rather limited. We didn't opt for the gigantous screen we have back in the states. This time we decided to keep it moderate and not have the TV screen overtake our living room. A modest 32 inches is all the Mini could hold.
As you can see on the left, Steve has just enough room for the TV to fit in the boot. By the end of the day, we had crammed in the following:
a. New pair of shoes for Chris
b. A docking station for Chris' i-phone.
c. A large planter, two geraniums and four pots of pansies.
d. A new hat for Chris & a new wallet.
e. Four bottles of wine.
f. French bread.
g. Whipping Cream (the kind you have to whip! No Cool Whip here)
h. Parmesean Cheese
i. Ice cube trays (Two for a buck!!)
j. Hooks for bathrobes in the bathroom
k. New rug for the foyer
l. Two sided sticky tape to keep the run from sliding on the tiles.
m. Two adults
I may have missed an item or two, but you get the picture. We were crammed in the Mini and it was then that we decided not to purchase one. They're an awful lot of fun to drive, but really not practical for us. Besides, where would another passenger go?

After all of the shopping, we were famished and decided to visit one of the quaint little coffee shops in Pasing. This one happens to be an authentic Sicilian Cafe with baked pastries. (Leave it to Steve to find the best pastries in town! ) The photo on the left describes one of their signature dishes. If you've ever been to a chocolate fondue restaurant, you will understand the concept. They will set up a pot of heated, milk chocolate on your table and serve you various tidbits to dip. If you would prefer dark chocolate, they will accomodate you. In fact, if you want kirsch or any other possible liqueor flavoring you could dream of, inside of the chocolatey liquid, it is also available. This has to be the most decadent of pastry shops I have ever visited. Needless to say, I can picture us here on a cold, snowy afternoon with a steaming cup of hot chocolate at this shop. Cheers!
The pastries weren't too shabby either. It must be a favorite of the Italian community in Munich because while we were there at least seven Italians dropped in for their afternoon cappacino and a tray of these delightful pastries. I've only photographed a small section of the display case, but use your imagination. Every conceivable pastry was represented. You know what this means....more bike riding!

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