Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Following Cousin Christian to Tegernsee

Teacher Girl, Sailor Boy, Mr. Engineer, Cousin Christian, Me, Soccer Boy

If you've been following along with our travel adventures, 
then it is time you met Cousin Christian. 
Christian is my husband's second cousin...
and he is the best! 

Following Christian aka "Drives With No Hands"... How does he do that? 

Christian took care of us like no other during our Bavarian part of the trip. 
He'd meet us early at our hotel, guide us to destinations, 
then return to Munich in the evening to get some work done and then do it all again. 

Looking Across Lake Tegernsee

On our trip from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 
we lunched at Tegernsee Abbey.  
Tegernsee Abbey is a former Benedictine Monastery 
and now hosts the Bräustüberl Beer Hall. 

Tegernsee Abbey

Just a note on German food. 
I really don't like it and it doesn't like me. 
My stomach rumbled a lot after eating even though I tried to find salads and non-pork dishes. 
I also don't drink beer and getting tap water is impossible. 
Although you can order "still water" it costs more than beer...
and more than gasoline. 
(In one place, I snuck my glass to the bathroom to get water. 
Shhhh. They would freak out and send me a bill.)

The Two Voices of Reason: We're cousins by marriage.

Somewhere behind us (above) is a residence for the King of Bavaria, I had no idea Bavaria still had a king!
 is head of the Wittelsbach family, the former ruling family of the Kingdom of Bavaria." From Wikipedia

Leaving Tegernsee 

And now that we had lunch we are on the road following Christian again. 
We just followed. 
Wherever he was taking us was fine with us. 


MadSnapper said...

I love my cousin by marriage, as much or more than cousin Gary. I really like your family photo and look who is the shortest one of all. smiling now. we are having a cousin reunion on labor day with dozens of cousins. cant wait. I have no relatives in other countrys like you do. I did not know about Bavaria's king either.

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Chere Mama said...

Everyone needs a Cousin Christian! It looks like great fun!!

Kerry said...

I love traveling in Germany, and while the food is not very refined, I always enjoy that part of it too.It helps if you can stomach beer. It looks like a wonderful trip! Try not to come home with a cuckoo clock; it'll drive you nuts.