Included on our list of things to do while Travis has the week off: “Shan approve or reject a jacket at the Bayern soccer team store,” and “Travis introduce Shan to his discovery of the perfect pastry.” We accomplished both this morning, as well as one of the kids’ favorite things to do: watch the Marienplatz glockenspiel, which dances on the town hall building.
This is one of the most crowded places in Munich, but arriving early enough in the morning allows for a bit of a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. It is actually becoming one of my favorite places in Munich, with all of the different roof lines, domes, spires, and statues, and all of the interesting people-watching. We lingered in the square, listening to musicians perform, got pastries, and parked ourselves in front of the glockenspiel. My pastry included some sort of dough filled with poppy seeds and cheese. Upon tasting it, Travis said, “I don’t understand the need for an extreme amount of poppy seeds.” I say that I don’t understand how I’ve never had them in baked goods before. (Well, I have once before, but only a few months ago, thanks to our Austrian friend!)
While listening to the music, I met two families from Idaho who are here for a wedding and then to sightsee for eight days. They are going on to Ireland next and between the two of them, traveling with six children under the age of ten. Sometimes I feel insane traveling with my small toddlers, so it was nice to see their young children on such a big adventure.
Once the glockenspiel began, the children were pretty mesmerized, Edith especially, and she has been asking to go back to see it again ever since.