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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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Thursday, August 5, 2010


The back of our property sits along the Nymphenburg Canal.  Eli found this small patch of sunlight yesterday morning and politely posed for me so I could take his photo.  From here we walked to the train station, but not before we admired the work of the city builders at the park next to the station.

Here is another view.

Eli wanted to go in to play, but it is still gated off and under construction.  It will be a great play space when it is finally finished.

We caught the first train into the city with Eli being the navigational director.  We'll see if we get to where we're going. He looks confident, doesn't he?

Making sure he has the right directions

We're off to the Marieinplatz!

First a trip to Hauptbahnhof (the train station) to renew our car rental for our trip to Italy this weekend.

Munich's train station is one of Europe's main passenger train hubs and we enjoy watching the trains pull in and pull out while waiting to speak to the auto rental agent,

With his new plush sheep that he named "Pretzel" he is waiting to take his first underground train into the city center.

At exactly 12 noon, we are treated to the chimes of the Glockenspiel and have a front row view of the ancient timing mechanism.

The figures rotate above and below  On top there are knights on horses with lances.  At the end, a knight in a joust is fatally stabbed.  The crowd in the Marineplatz below of about 150 people each summer day, begin to cheer.

From there, Eli is excited to visit the Apple store.  I have just bought a new Apple Mac X and Eli is fascinated with the iphone 4 and the ipads.  

After watching him for over 45 mins. I told him I was going next door to the outside cafe for a coffee and he could look to his hearts content.  Eli really loves this place.  It's his second trip there, but I also told him it was his last.  He can look at Apple products in the U.S.  He's here to experience Germany after all!  An hour and 45 mins. later he comes out to check with me.  

Here is a shot of Eli I took outside of the store while having coffee.  I even had time to have a bowl of soup for lunch.  Eli wasn't interested in taking time out from his play for lunch.  However, on the way back home he asked for one of those enormous pretzels that they sell.  Not the most healthy choice, but I allowed it this one time.  He seems to like Munich--or at the very least, the Apple Store here.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Great shots....how nice for Eli to come visit Europe an experience to last a life time.

Expat Traveler said...

Definitely an awesome trip for an 11 year old.. What a trip of a life time!