Oh, the top nine insta posts. So succinct, and at least in my case, so pointy.
The highlights this year are decidedly less Scandinavian than last year, but I suppose staying closer to home is okay when it looks like this. For those interested in a slighter closer look at all the things I didn’t get to blogging about (pretty sure I say that every year), click on!
Here’s hoping for a few more nice fall days in the forest…
The Munich Residenz really brings it when it comes to high ceilings, well-patterned floors, and rooms absolutely covered in gilding. Well played, Bavarian royalty. Spending a day with you is always a good idea.
Sometimes the best way to prepare for winter is to store up as much sun as possible.
Considering that we didn’t take an official summer vacation this year, the last two months have been a whole lot of all over the place. BV and I did spend five days in Oberbayern with his parents in July, but that was more like another extended weekend than an actual vacation. I’m hoping we make up for it next year but that all remains to be seen.
So what did I get up to in August and September (besides baking?), click on to find out…
And by ‘It’ I mean of course Oktoberfest. It began yesterday and will roll right on until October 7th this year. Not sure if I’ll get there at all (and definitely not for a week ever ever again, good Lord no) this year, but when it comes to the Wiesn, one never knows.
Hiking down from the Tegernseer Hütte couldn’t have looked more different than the hike up. For one thing, we could see. The whole uphill hike had been through a rainy mist, so when this day dawned perfectly clear, it was a most welcome change. Lingering in the sun on the way down is important for soaking up as much vitamin D as possible before winter sets in!
Mittenwald, Bavaria 2015
Not into walking uphill for extended periods of time? No worries, even in Bavaria you can find nice flat places… just follow the rivers. For example, here’s the Isar flowing through Mittenwald.
This picture is basically life goals, assuming the dog is just out of shot and I have learned how to make Kaiserschmarrn as well as they do here at the Hutzenalm. Seriously, go there just to eat that. It’s choice.
Sometimes fate comes on lunch break, Franconia, 2017
Ah yes, August 1st, 2017. The day I innocently went into a Trachten store on my lunch break to kill a little more time. The day I saw a Dirndl and it was love.
It didn’t come home with me, in fact, I didn’t even try it on. But then a few months ago BV and I were in a completely different Trachten shop to buy him a shirt and there it was. I tried it on, and it was all over. It’ll even be making its debut this week at the Gardener’s wedding. And then it shall go directly to the dry cleaner’s, because the wedding is on Wednesday and it’s supposed to be 34 degrees here. Hopefully the next time I wear it, it’ll be a bit cooler. Fall festival season is approaching, after all…