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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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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


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.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Gorgeous pictures and day....you are making me miss Germany...I love that part of it....gorgeous walks and outdoor bier gardens. Enjoy the nice weather!

Harvey Morrell said...

Great pictures. You know you're doing a great job on your blog posts when you make me homesick, which you usually do. :) If you need a Knödl or a Rotkraut (red cabbage) recipe, let me know. Happy to share.

Expats Again said...

@ Frau, great memories of Germany, I am sure.
@Harvey, Monday, Nov.7th, I begin intensive German classes. Then, hopefully, I will learn the correct words, spelling for my attempt at German. I found your "Healthy Spätzle" recipe on your blog and will try it for dinner tonight. Please, please, yes and thank you for offering to send me the knödl and Rotkraut recipes. I enjoy them both and would love to recreate them for my family when I visit at Christmas.

Vanessa Watson said...

great blog and wonderful pictures! I from the states and am dating an australia guy...who knows maybe we will make it to germany someday!