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  • Day3

    We are in Munich!

    January 19, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    We arrived in Munich, found the meeting place for the Pilotski! As it turns out we recognize more people than we expected. A large contingent from Montreal base. Quite a few retired pilots.

    The bus ride was uneventful and took about 3.5 hours. The Sport Hotel Royer was ready for us. keys, scarves, and info was handed out in a timely fashion. We got our gear rented and checked out the town while connecting with some people I haven’t seen for years. One fellow, Jim Egglestone was on my initial course with Air Canada over forty years ago. He and his wife Denise are here. Denise was a dispatcher for A/C almost as long. It has been good to see them.

    There are about 250 skiers attending Pilotski 2020. Almost half are from Canada. The rest are from continental Europe with some Scots and two token Australians. So far we are getting along but somehow I think that as the week progresses and people drink more, we could find some entertaining differences of opinion. We’ll see.
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    SBG and Lizzo Travels

    With all those pilots skiing who is flying the planes?

    SBG and Lizzo Travels

    Glad you made it!

  • Day1


    December 1, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Wir das heisst, Anna, Dänu, Prisle, Tinu, Mandä u ig si für 2 Tag mit äm Csr nach Münchä a Wiehnachtsmärit
    Münchä het 1,4 Mio. Iwohner. Dr Märit hett üs nid so gfauä, hett nid so Handwärch gha viu kitschig Chrippäfigurä.... Zum Lädälä isch Münchä sicher guät, aber am Sunnti hei d, Lädä zuä. . Übernachtet hei mir im Maritim Hotel, äs hübschäs Zimmer mit ärä digitalä Duschi, hani no niä gha. Wott o so eini daheim.. Zum Zmorgä hei mir fein gässä äs hett vo auäm gha, nächär hei mir no wöuä ga luägä was de Tollwood isch. Si mit dr Strassächartä losmarschiert, Anna hett ja navigiert, hei Tollwood de o gfungä isch aber leider zuä. gsi tuät ersch am Nami am 2 uf..... Auso wieder nach Chartä zrügg uf ä Mariäplatz glüfä da hetts mir agä sie haben 10000 Schritte erreicht... Super wenigstens bewegt hami. Dert si mir no chlei ga schnöiggä I dä Lädä, hei üs bir Ischbahn mit üsnä Mannä troffä, hei no ä Semmel mit Nürnberger Würstli gässä u de hei mir scho wieder Richtig Hotel müässä. Z Gepäck gfassät u denn zum Istiegort ga wartä. Haubi zwöi si mir abgfahrä, si no I nä chlini Demo cho, für ä Freilassig vo öpperem u denn ischäs dür Dütschland, Oestrich wieder I d Schweiz. Am haubi 9 I wieder deheimä gsi.Read more

  • Day72

    Munich - Dinner

    October 11, 2015 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    For our last dinner we headed to another beer hall (Augustiner Bräustuben), as recommended by our hostel. This one was super packed and almost every table was reserved. The waiter at the door was unhelpful-verging-on-rude as we tried to figure out if we could fit in or reserve for later. In the end he told us to see for ourselves that it was full. As we were wandering around a much nicer waiter noticed us looking lost and immediately seated us at a shared table (he got a tip!).

    The food and atmosphere were excellent, even better than the Hofbräuhaus I think. I got a sampler dish of roasted pork saddle, swabian ravioli, a grilled meat ball, and pretzel dumplings in a mushroom gravy. Mmmmm. Gyurme had schnitzel and fries, and I had a delicious apple strudel for dessert.

    We also happened to be sitting right next to the band :)
    Band playing:
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  • Day10

    A day of contrasts

    September 2, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    I started the day at Dachau concentration camp. I won't say much but it was a very sobering experience.

    From there I went to Dachau palace. The building wasn't open but the gardens were. They were gorgeous. An old orchard, rose garden and overgrown linden trees. Its up high and had views to Munich and the alps, including the Karwendal range which is where I'll be next week.
    I had a look around the town of Dachau, it is a very pretty town.

    This evening I went into Marienplatz for tea. I found a Baravian restaurant in a building that was over 400 years old.
    I had chanterelle dumplings followed by spatzle with cheese. It was all very nice.

    Entry to Dachau concentration camp
    Linden trees
    Dachau town
    Atler Hof restaurant
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  • Day3

    Oktoberfest Munich

    October 2, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    We are in our tent. It holds 7000 people. Raucous crowd. Great time.

    David Shippy

    So, you gotta tell us what in the world is going on the tent. Looks like a where's waldo book. David

    Sharee Milburn

    Love all of the suspenders!

    Sharee Milburn

    I don't understand the point of the tent either. It just sounds like a huge bar 🤷‍♀️


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