Not a whole lot of new information to report… it snowed a lot last night (4 or 5 inches). It is really fluffy, powdery snow. Again, Josh would love to be snowboarding down the mountain right now.
Last night and the night before we went to dinner with some of the people that Josh works with and their wives. It was nice to finally meet some of the people that are stationed with us in Italy. The first night was good, but last night was better. They had amazing desserts there 🙂 I am a sucker for apple strudel and homemade ice cream.
Tomorrow we head back to Italy. I’m not exactly looking forward to the day-long journey, but I bet it will be pretty seeing the snow-covered Alps on our train ride(s).
For now, I’m going to brave the retirement home food again… 😦 I’m feeling lazy about hiking down into town in the snow.
Well, Josh wanted to play hooky from school today… it has been snowing since late yesterday afternoon. He would much rather go snowboarding in the Alps. It’s like dangling candy in front of a baby. Too bad…..he has to sit in the conference all day. Me, I don’t snowboard…so I’ll probably just walk around and grab some lunch today.
I made the mistake yesterday of eating lunch here at the retirement home cafeteria… yuck! What a waste of money. I vowed not to eat there again. Last night Josh and I tried a local Greek restaurant. It was okay…until the gyros came out. It was a huge plate of meat and onions..not exactly what we had expected. We are used to getting a big fluffy pita with lots of yummy toppings..not so much. Oh well, live and learn.
We finally made it to Germany! What a journey it has been. We left Naples this morning, caught a flight to Munich, and then took 3 trains to end up in our final destination of Oberammergau. Nestled at the foothills of the Alps is the picturesque town. It is famous for its exquisite wood carving tradition. The village is home of approximately 100 woodcarvers. We will definitely be taking home a keepsake.
After our tiring trip….all day long!…. we went to dinner at a hotel down the street from us (our hotel stops serving dinner at 7:00 😦 ) The restaurant was called Maximilian. They have fantastic food! Hot bread with beer cheese, pork and lamb, sauerkraut, potatoes, and apple pancakes with ice cream (this sums up what Josh and I had). Josh tried two of the strong house beers that nearly knocked him out. We will definitely be going back there before the end of the week.
We haven’t had the chance to experience too much yet. We are getting ready for bed at this point… but we will have pictures up by tomorrow night.
Mmmmmmm….. they have yummy waffles and crepes for breakfast 🙂