Category Munich

Europe 2014 – Munich – A Visit to a Familiar Place

Timeline: September 15th – 17th The drive down to Munich went much smoother than the one to Nuremberg. As we got closer to the city, memories of trips past filtered through my consciousness. I’ve visited Munich in 1977, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1999, and 2002 and can’t quite seem to get enough of it, much like […]

Europe 2002 – Return to Ludwig’s Way (Koning-Ludwig’s Weg), Part Three

Isn’t funny how a very long hiking experience the day before will make an 11-mile section seem short in comparison.  That’s what our hike through the Ammer Gorge felt like.  The going was relatively easy and an hour or so into the day, we came out of some forest and stopped at a hunters cabin […]

Europe 2002 – Return to Ludwig’s Way (Koning-Ludwig’s Weg), Part One

As the year 2002 approached and with it our 20th anniversary, Joanna and I both thought it appropriate to return to Europe much as we had done to celebrate our 10th in 1992.  I had been contemplating for some time to put together the type of adventure you might see advertised in a brochure or […]

Europe 1999 – The Hunt for Starkbier, Part Two

Alex, Hap, and I drove down to Munich the next day and checked into the Hotel Bristol, just off the Sonnenstrasse near Sendlinger Tor, a city gate at the southern extremity of the historic old town.  It served as a fortification during the Middle Ages and is one of Munich’s three remaining gothic town gates.  […]

Europe 1999 – The Hunt for Starkbier, Part One

Possibly as a result of getting a new car, one perfect for cruising the interstates, we made a number of trips in the fall of 1998.  One long weekend we went to Yosemite along with Irene Thomas Johnson to meet up with Norm Benson for a one-day assault on Half Dome.  Getting overnight accommodations in […]

Europe 1992 – Jessica’s Hungarian Birthday, Part One

Eight years would pass before we would visit Europe again.  In those intervening years: I returned to working at ASUCLA, We purchased the Wade Street house from my parents, Jessica was born in 1988, One day while I was making copies at ASUCLA Margaret Snow tapped me on the shoulder and advised me to keep […]

Europe 1984 – The Big Trip, Part Six

Having arrived in Munich on September 17th, the start of Oktoberfest was still five days away, beginning on Saturday the 22nd.  Because of this, Camping Thalkirchen was still relatively deserted with lots of open space in which to pitch our tent. We spent the next four days sightseeing and shopping, taking in the Hellabrunn Zoo, the […]