Last week both Ben and I were under the weather, well mostly me. (Ridge roomies- remember that time I had bronchitis? We had a bad repeat…) We thought about canceling our trip to Munich but boy am I glad we didn’t. We had the most perfect weather all weekend and all the trees were showing off their colors. To top it off, our place we were staying was right beside the English Gardens. Perfection.
This place is the land of pretzels! We consumed at least one every meal and I wouldn’t mind one bit if this was a regular thing. Well, it kind of has become a regular thing. So far I’ve made homemade pumpkin pretzels and whole wheat pretzels and Ben and I can’t get enough!
We decided to stick with the whole very German themed meals and for dinner headed to Augustiner am Dom where we split roasted ox, pancake soup, salad, and naturally, a pretzel. How German of us, I know.
Waking up the next morning to these leaves on our little terrace was a treat. We got ready and headed to a little local bakery and ordered French Bagels that had all things delicious in it such as brie, cream cheese, marmalade, and things of the sort. We took our coffee and bagels to go and found our selves the perfect breakfast eating bench in the English Gardens. Some benches are simply made for these types of things I tell you.
The park was beyond beautiful with all the leaves, people, dogs, and surfers (yes, surfers). It’s the type of park that you feel like you are walking through a movie. You know with the whole birds chirping, children playing, and best friend dog and owner duos are frolicking all around type of thing. We spent the entire morning strolling through. A grand Sunday morning indeed with this husband of mine.
On to the surfers. There is this part of the river that comes out of the tunnel in just the right way to make a wave fitting of any surfer’s dream. These folks know what they are doing. Talk about impressive. They magically hop right on their board and go back and forth, spin, and jump and then just fall back and are rushed down the river.
So then I gave it a try!
Just kidding, not me. Definitely not me. There is no way I would last one second. Also a side note, props to the guy who first thought this would be a good idea. Honestly, who thinks of these things?! After watching the surfers for awhile we wandered and made our way back to the city center stopping at different pretty sites and a nice looking seesaw.
Before calling it a night we wanted to head back over to the English Gardens to see more of what we missed earlier. We found this very unique group playing all sorts of instruments to the beat of their own drum. So strange, so entertaining.
These weekend trips are some of my favorites and I can assure you Ben and I have got a bad case of the travel bug. The weather (sun and no rain!) and weekend could not have been more of a treat for us. A little video will come your way soon!