Welcome to Europe 2011
Trip Start Jul 16, 2011
16Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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We had a bit of an adventure getting out of the rental car lot with our van. Steve Babcock hadn't driven a stick shift in quite some time and wanted to make sure he understood how to get into reverse before we left the lot. After a bit of a struggle we decided to just continue out of the lot without knowing how to find reverse. That backfired as we came upon a gate that required a card before it would let us out. I was unable to find the card, which meant Steve B. had to reverse (which he didn't know how to do). We asked a nice gentleman for help and while that was going on I found the card we needed
Steve B. quickly got comfortable with the van and driving the stick and we arrived at the hotel in no time. We left our bags with the hotel staff and Steve parked the van in a nearby lot. We then headed for Marienplatz to find some lunch. We ate outside on the square, which was nice, and enjoyed a lunch of local food.
After lunch everyone decided to get some rest (I went for a bike ride). The couple of hours rest did everyone very good. We enjoyed dinner, drinks, and entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus and now are settling in to watch the FIF Women's World Cup Final between the U.S.A. and Japan. GO USA!!!!