Sunday, September 5, 2010

stop and smell the roses

My parents came to visit us and brought along my grandma, who had never been to see our house. Not only did they help us with several home improvement projects, there was also enough time for extended family meals and a visit to Dachau’s lovely city center and Schloss.

Before we headed there we had to have a typical Bavarian meal in authentic surroundings. A few year’s ago, when my Dad was working in Munich, he and his colleagues would regularly head to this restaurant and they quickly crowned this their favorite.

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Next week’s lunch menu was already displayed outside…yummy

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This is what my mom and I had

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…yeah…bye bye diet.

My Dad had a huge Schweinshaxn

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which clearly made him happy. Would you look at that smile on his face?

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Grandma enjoyed her Krustenbraten but couldn’t even eat half of it. The portions were ridiculously big.

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We then headed to Dachau. The weather was amazing and so was the look over Dachau’s old city center with Munich’s “skyline” in the distance.

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We strolled through the beautiful little park that belongs to Dachau’s Schloss

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It was definitely a day to stop and smell the roses

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Sigh. They were gorgeous.

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I didn’t want this weekend to end – ever. Alas, all good things must come to an end. We’ll always have the memories and the pictures.

8 comments:

Tara R. said...

The park is beautiful. The tunnel through the trees is so pretty.

Melisa with one S said...

Great pictures! Next trip, I need to walk the grounds of the castle. ;)

misguided mommy said...

All of that food scared me. What the shit was that first dish, seriously SCARED ME

kat said...

@Tara R. It really is beautifully landscaped.

@Melisa with one S Yes, it's totally on the list for your next visit because from up there, you can also see the alps.

@misguided mommy Haha yeah that dish is scary looking. It is called "Schweinshaxen" or pork knuckle and is a typical Bavarian dish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweinshaxe

Brian o vretanos said...

This looks idyllic. I'd gladly swap my weekend on my sofa for that ;-)

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SoccerMom said...

Wow, sounds like a great time. LOVE the photos of the garden. Beautiful.

Patty@NYC Girl at Heart said...

You have a beautiful family! The pictures are amazing! The path of trees especially. I'd love to go there!