It was a glorious day today in München and a holiday too! Temperatures hovered around 55° and the hubby and I could not wait to enjoy the great outdoors so we headed about 20 miles south of us to walk along the Isar River. Alongside of the river is a canal and we found much firmer footing there than along the side of the river that is made up of large stones.
Autumn is in full here in Bavaria and as you can see, we were not alone in wanting to feel the crisp air and admire the panorama. People were walking, riding their bikes, roller blades, and horses. We even saw a guy on skates using his ski poles to push him along!
We took along a bottle of Wolfe Blass Australian Shiraz, a few wine glasses, cheese and apples for our mid-day snack. Tossing a blanket next to the river, we sat down to enjoy the scenery while feeling the sun on our faces.
After a few glasses, we continued our journey along the canal until we came upon a Gasthaus with a bier garden. The aroma of Nuremberg sausages and apfelstrudel was teasing us and it didn't take much for us to succumb.
Looking at this lovely salad, you might think I was being very healthy this afternoon, but this was just the starter. Along with the salad, I had roast pork, a knudle (dumpling), and warm sauteed purple cabbage (think of sweet and sour cabbage). Hubs had the sausages and then generously shared his warm apfelstrudel with cream sauce. YUM!
I hope we have more of these weekends before winter arrives. This week it will be sunny and near 60° so we plan to make the most of our days outdoors. Crossing my fingers that the leaves stay on the trees and we can continue to see their vibrant hues for a while longer.