Sigmond, our tour, guide took us to Garmisch to join the skiers on a Gondola ride to the top of the German Alps! Austria just to our left!
The spring skiers bundled in layers,with helmets and gloves joined us in the crowded gondola. Sigmond said it was late for skiers. He was surprised by the crowds.
I wore Birkenstocks. Really. Open toed and no socks. The skiers were so concerned! "It's 19 degrees and windy at the top" they said...
I figured I'd buy a pair of overpriced socks at the top if needed. But it wasn't needed The peak of Zugspitze was Sunny and lovely. The gold cross planted in the snow signified the highest point 2962m.
I remembered spring skiing in bare legs and a dungaree skirt. I remember shedding the jackets and gloves for tank tops and sun tans in the snow! My toes were fine! But oh the concern from tourist and skiers alike!
I guess I'm not in Punta Cana anymore!
The jagged edges of the alps showed signs of avalanches and dwarfed trees the higher the Gondola took us.
Then to a reverent stop at the Ettal Abbey established in 1330. Rocco style architecture ... Lit 4 candles said a few special intentions for some favorite people.
Bavaria ... Spectacular ...