EOWTE July 11, 2019 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany
It's Laundry Day! On the way to San Marino Buona Albergo, a municipality in the province of Verona, located about 6 miles east of Verona, we stopped in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, a lovely mountain resort town, and also where Matt first sang at the Catholic Church in Garmisch.
However, first things first! The laundry. We stopped at Wash Point Laundry. As the hotelier in Oberammergau said. Laundromats are unpopular in Germany. I don't think they are very popular in the United States either. The young woman at Wash Point was very kind and could speak English. That's always a plus. It was good because she actually will do your laundry for the same price as if we had to sit there for 2 1/2 hours and do it ourselves. This allowed us the opportunity to go exploring.
We headed to Garmisch first because we wanted to see the church. On the way we went to the Olympic Stadium. Here are a few pictures of our laundry adventure.
We also stopped for dessert--strawberry pie cake type dessert. Every time we've gotten the strawberry dessert it had this jelly type top that I didn't care for. And we just keep getting it. Why oh why?
Tony and I made an effort to walk to the church on the other side of town and did not make it. The laundry closed at 12:30 and would not re-open until 2:30 and we needed to get on the road. So off to Verona!
We got to our hotel at around 5 pm--SGH Hotel Catullo. It was clearly obvious that we were in the business district. It was a little weird at first as it basically is on a traffic roundabout. The bed is huge and very comfortable. And the restaurant on-site offered a delicious dinner. Tony had an Angus Steak and I had the BBQ Ribs. The meat was cooked outside on a coal fired bbq pit. We had a side of grilled vegetables of zucchini and eggplant. Oh, I almost forgot, we had steak tartar as an appetizer. The tar tar came with a raw egg yolk, chopped sardines, chopped dill pickles, and chopped olives. It was surprisingly good. No pictures. Silly me. To busy eating.
Tomorrow we're off to Verona Porta Nuova--the gateway to the city center.
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