Some final thoughts on this trip.
Floor zero is the main or ground floor. Floor 1 is the first floor above the lobby. Floor -1 is below the main floor, either a garage or service floor. Nobody cares about floor 13 here, though I was not in any hotels above 10 floors.
My hotels neighbors are so quiet compared to Americans.
I am bracing for the news back home. Watching trump on German TV, his body language tells the story. Compare to any of the recent Presidents, or to foreign leaders.
CNN is better and less biased than Sky or BBC here.
Breakfast in Europe is much different than back home. Powdered eggs, greasy meats, old fruit, but good cheese, bread, and cold cuts, even jamon today.
Despite a big win by my Golden Bears, I feel badly for fellow Cal man, Aaron Rodgers season ending injury.
Has the NBA season started yet? Go Dubs!
All the other cities we visited are cleaner than Munich, but no homeless or panhandlers!
Nobody here seems so uptight about immigration.
Love the gals in skirts, hose, and high heels cycling their way to work. It reminds me of Vietnam.
Can I buy a McConnell hand puppet?
Men still give up their seat to women, and elderly here.
Not many African decent natives or travelers anywhere on my trip.
Hey Barry, I met Siggy yesterday, a bike guide from Cape Town.
Who should get the blame for the opiate issue? All of us.
Why not move trump and our Congress to Puerto Rico? See how fast they get clean water and food.
Germans, even the beer drinking ones, do not laugh much, but love the guffaw noise.
Novel idea here, the venetian blinds are on the OUTSIDE of the building of my Munich hotel. And the are operable.
The guy who was chosen to ride last in our pack was called The Assman. Sound familiar? Yes, good old Cosmo Kramer rears his racist mug here in Munich. His reward was an Assman Frisbee
from the bike tour company.
I have read much more on this trip than most previous trips.
I have consumed more beer than any previous trip since my last visit 46 years ago.
I strongly dislike the appearance of male travelers who wear their grubbies with their suit coat. Not a good look!
News reports here say trump is a pathological liar.
I much prefer a regular desk chair to these ornate thrones next to my desk or table. Or this little hassock.
The war and death news from mid east reminds me more of Vietnam war with each passing day.
I look forward to visiting my little German bakeries today and tomorrow.
The ICE train was about 4 hours of smooth sailing, forgive the metaphor, and preferable to flying or even driving. I am here at the Frankfurt Airport Moxy Hotel, the younger hipper sister of the Marriott chain.
I had the world’s worst sushi on the train. The very sushi I was chiding in my previous rants. I thought I would start the detox from all of the pork, wurst, and high calorie foods. Instead, I unknowingly started a diet!
How do people with 2nd class tickets just plop down in the 1st class car? Hark, they are from that Asian country that loves to dye their hair dark brown or jet black at the age of 80. Then, act indignant when they must move.
So, Americans just blurt out their travel “insights” on the shuttle bus to our airport hotel. A friendly and helpful crew, however motley they might be.
I had my last German beer at the hotel bar, a free one at that. And my cup of noodles. No more wurst for me!
I am glad I did not extend my trip. Home is always best. I have two who love me and missed me.
Take me home, country roads, to a place, I belong . . . .