Days of Gratitude – Thursday 5th July 2012

Grateful that today we decided to get a little off the tourist track.  Well not so off the beaten track for Germans but off the beaten track for English speaking tourists.  We headed out to a big brewery for a tour (in German).  Turned out to be a fabulous experience.  The brewery was massive.  We haven’t ever been to a brewery so big.  Each fermenter’s capacity is more than the total yearly production for most of the micro-breweries in South Australia. (Near Munich, Germany).

20120705 off the beaten tourist track

Days of Gratitude – Wednesday 4 July 2012

Today was very hard to choose the appropriate photo for days of gratitude.  I was very grateful to finally be able to get to a laundromat this morning.  Skip ahead to next paragraph if that doesn’t sound interesting … the last washing machine we had was in Interlaken and involved some slightly dodgy electrical situation … an extension cord down from our apartment and unplugging a washing machine below our apartment … that was ages ago and since then it has been hand washing in extremely humid (so several outfits per day) Italy and Germany.  So to have a full compliment of clean clothes was very good.

However, we also went outside of Munich today to visit some brew pubs and the winner of Gratitude for the Day has to be meeting locals at a pub and Simon having enough German to get by in a conversation.  The photo is of Rudi’s stein.  He has his own stein kept at the brewery for when he comes.  Lovely to meet him and have the chance to have a conversation with him (well for Simon to have a conversation with him anyway).

20120704 Rudi's stein