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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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Friday, May 22, 2009

Jac is Back!

Jac made it to Munich this past Sunday and is fully recovered from her flight from Australia. We have introduced her to Munich's favorite pastime, bier gartens. Yesterday was a holiday in Munich, Ascension Day. It was also Father's Day, so we decided to pack the picnic basket and head out on the train to another one of Bavaria's beautiful beer gardens. Fasanerie Biergarten is in a beautiful setting in the woods by Hartmannshofen park. We met Martin and Petra, and Doris and Jochim there for an afternoon of suds and sun.

We packed fresh baked french bread rolls, Italian prosciutto, salami, baby Swiss cheese, my Bulgarian Shopska salad, pickled cucumber salad, and a home baked angel food cake. We drank ice cold Hoffbrau Sommer Bier in liter steins and I can tell you it went down mighty fine.

Jac enjoyed her initial visit so much that tomorrow, Saturday, May 23rd we are taking her to Kloster Andechs where she will enjoy her second bier garten. Steve, Martin, and Jochim are pedalling their bikes (45 K), but the girls are heading off in cars and we will meet them there.

Kloster Andechs is located on the Ammersee, another lovely lake in Munich. It is secluded and not generally known to foreign visitors. It attracts people because of it's gorgeous rococo monastery at Andechs and brews what many believe to be the best beer in Germany.

Here is a You Tube video showing Kloster Andechs and the monastary where the beer is made.

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