Well, we made it from NY to ATL (to drop Henry (the dog) off with his grandma) to Germany. I’ve been exhausted, but I’m feeling great this morning since I finally slept more than 3 hours in a row in a bed last night.

We arrived in Stuttgart yesterday morning after flying all night. I felt great when we got here, but needed COFFEE since the coffee on the flight was not quite what I wanted. We had a 2 hour drive to make to Munich, so guess where we stopped? Yeah. Never imagined this to be my first stop, either.

We have the cutest little car – our luggage barely fit and it’s manual, which I can’t really drive, but it’s perfect.

Lots of snow.

We made it to our hotel and they let us check in early. We thought about sleeping for a while, but decided not to since we were exhausted and were afraid we’d sleep all day and then be up all night, etc. I REALLY wanted to at least sit on the bed, but no.

We headed out to find some lunch – and beer, for Jon – forgot my camera. We ended up walking to a place the hotel recommended and had sausages and cheese. I think I might’ve been a little delirious at this point, but it was fun.

We went back to the hotel after lunch and finally took showers and I took a nap for about an hour while Jon did some work and checked email, etc.

He woke me up so we could go on a beer & food tour that we’d read about a few weeks earlier. I was grumpy as hell. Did NOT want to go – tried to talk him out of it. It was only 4pm, though, and I knew I needed to get up so I’d sleep later – so I went – and had a fabulous time.

We split a butter pretzel at the train station while we killed time before the tour.

The tour started with a beer and a brief history of beer production in Munich. We toured a beer museum. We sampled different types of beer at a beer hall. We learned all about the 6 breweries in Munich. We learned all about OktoberFest. We did a lot of walking in the snow.

We ate some food – it was all explained to us, but I can’t remember. Lack of sleep + lots of sips of beer that I don’t generally consume = a blur.

We had a really great time. Lots of talking and socializing, drinking and eating. I highly recommend the tour.

Finally, we slept.

Up today – Dachau.

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