Royalty and Beer
Trip Start Apr 12, 2012
15Trip End Apr 30, 2012
If you go the other way down Hirschgartenallee you arrive at Hirschgarten. Here we met Noah's Aunt Ellen and her husband Rudiger for a traditional Bavarian picnic. The first thing I noticed was the lovely tablecloth and actual dishes and silverware - no paper or plastic here! We even had cloth napkins. This Brotzeit (literally translated means "bread time") is part of the beergarden tradition. Ellen brought soft boiled eggs, radishes, bread and meat salad from home, and Noah purchased a smoked fish on a stick. Another interesting note is about the eggs. They were purchased already soft boiled and already colored
To work off our food we played Bocce Ball. I had heard of this but never played it before. Although it didn't really work off any calories, or at least no more than if you were walking is a small circle, it was still a lot of fun. It got a bit challenging when Rita decided to play fetch and would grab the Bocce Ball and run around with it. To her credit, she didn't do this until I egged her on - such a good German dog.
Speaking of Rita, one of the interesting things I learned was that while Sadie was always the favorite dog of strangers in the US, Rita has replaced her as top dog in Germany. Maybe because she has a more aggressive, alert look about her, kind of like a German Shepherd, whereas Sadie just looks like a loveable little girl. Glad to see Rita having a turn at popularity - love my Bavarian grand-dogs!!!