Let me share about a quick day trip the girls and I took to München/Munich, Germany. It was fantastic! The boys couldn't go since Joe had an important scouting event on Saturday and John stayed behind to make sure he made it there and back safely - shout out for dads!
We headed over on the train - took just under three hours and was a real smooth travel event. After arriving, we took the metro to our a stop near our hotel - when we climbed up to street level we arrived in the middle of the original Town Square. It was beautiful! The old city hall was just something else. It felt very much like Heidelberg except much bigger.
Marie & Flower - Munich Alstadt
There was also a small quartet (of a type) playing lovely Chopin (after that number they switched to Elvis) - in this small group were some strings, accordian, beat box... they really had a good vibe. The sound was good and nothing else matters.
After much drama, we wound up at a perfectly nice hotel, lots of room, and breakfast the next morning. We had planned on a visit to the zoo, Olympic park, and some casual shopping. It's a good thing we had Plan B.
First, the Tierpark Hellabrun was outstanding. It's one of the first geo-zoo which focuses on an environment and the species that live there instead of each animal inside a specific enclosure. Oo-la-la the animals are co-habitating.
Rhinos, Flower, & Marie
Can you believe these colors??
Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and a thunderous downpour started about the time we had planned to transition from the zoo to Olympic Park. We opted out of that all-outdoor event and instead headed to the station to take an earlier train back to Heidelberg. Fortunately, there was some shopping to be done at the hauptbahnhof (central train station) and we each came back home with new shoes. Whew!
I can't wait to go back and spend a few days there -- with the fellas this time.
A day trip with my beautiful daughters is where it's at.