Munich is AMAZING. Seriously. It is beautiful.
This morning, I took the early train at 5:15 am to get to Heathrow in time for my flight. It was a little exhausting hauling all my luggage…I was thinking I’d just packed too much, but it is actually stuff I need. 3 weeks is a long time.
I did learn one thing: I have a strong hate for above ground train stations. Because of all the stairs you can to climb to get across the tracks. UGH. I was dripping in sweat in 60 degree weather this morning. For a while, I was [eerily] the only one at the station, but some gentleman came along just in time to help me up and down my last flight.
I got to Heathrow a little earlier than necessary but I like to plan for failure. Who knows what could go wrong when you have to haul two suitcases for a mile, board a train to one town and then pick up another bus to the airport. Heathrow has awesome shopping so I figured I’d do a little browsing before my flight, anyway. So, I find my gate and decide to browse the shops nearby.
I sat in an uncomfy chair and nodded off while attempting to read my book instead. Eh, well, at least I got an extra two hours of cat-napping in. I did a little people watching, too. I’m so good at that. I spotted 3 mullets and a little kid riding on a rolling cow scooter being pulled by her dad. Cutest kid on a cow I’ve ever seen, too. Blonde curly hair with big blue eyes. I hope my future kids are that cute. The plane ride was uneventful, it was only 2 hours, but they still served lunch. British Airlines rocks. That’s all I have to say about that.
London town was cloudy and dreary but Germany was clear and sunny so I got to see some of the landscape outside Munich. Lots of little towns very close to each other. Lots of farming, too. I took this picture of one of many corn fields I saw on the bus ride from the airport. I felt like I was back home in Iowa.
But then someone said something to me and I didn’t have a bloody clue what they said – and I snapped right back to Deutschland.
The bus stop is literally right across the street from the hotel. Seriously? I like this place already. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I opened the door to this beautiful scene: