Monday, August 9, 2010
We drove to Garmisch Saturday. It was an exercise in patience and endurance. Car trouble, traffic and 7 hours got us there. Our main purpose was to say good bye to a dear friend. We feel like we've known her forever and it's so hard to say tschuss even for a short time. We hope to see her in our new home next year. This is the view from her home. Her balcony is to die for.
She makes us laugh and we try and return the favor. She and I are standing in front of an avalanche that happened some years ago on the Garmisch side of town.
We stopped in for a bit of festivities in Garmisch. Next week the same thing is going on in Partenkirchen. Apparently there is a bit of a competition between the two parts of town. I love that they built the tent around an existing house that the dancers went in and out of.
Our friend told us that some of these plumes go for as much as 10,000 euros. Some people take their traditional dress very seriously.
There are so many views of these mountains and they change all the time.
It didn't take us as long to get home but this is a storm we drove into. Let's just say for a little while it was a bit windy.
What's a little travel without a few hexies sewn?