flwino posted:
racer117 posted:
flwino posted:

Have checked in 125 cars, and 125 drivers.  Work for FIA.

Intriguing. Do you go to other F1 races?

Baku, Canada, Mex and US.  Possible Barzil

Very cool.  Planning on Austin next year for a friend's 40th.  Never been to an actual F1 race before (have been in Montreal during race week) so looking forward to it. 

csm posted:
flwino posted:
racer117 posted:
flwino posted:

Have checked in 125 cars, and 125 drivers.  Work for FIA.

Intriguing. Do you go to other F1 races?

Baku, Canada, Mex and US.  Possible Barzil

Very cool.  Planning on Austin next year for a friend's 40th.  Never been to an actual F1 race before (have been in Montreal during race week) so looking forward to it. 

In Paddock in RV  @COTA  Behind Ferrari

flwino posted:
csm posted:
flwino posted:
racer117 posted:
flwino posted:

Have checked in 125 cars, and 125 drivers.  Work for FIA.

Intriguing. Do you go to other F1 races?

Baku, Canada, Mex and US.  Possible Barzil

Very cool.  Planning on Austin next year for a friend's 40th.  Never been to an actual F1 race before (have been in Montreal during race week) so looking forward to it. 

In Paddock in RV  @COTA  Behind Ferrari

Welcome to our fair city!  Hope you enjoy yourself, and that the race is one to remember.  We have gone each year but my bride had foot surgery a couple weeks ago and wouldn't do well with the crowds and walking, so we'll be watching from home.

csm posted:
flwino posted:
racer117 posted:
flwino posted:

Have checked in 125 cars, and 125 drivers.  Work for FIA.

Intriguing. Do you go to other F1 races?

Baku, Canada, Mex and US.  Possible Barzil

Very cool.  Planning on Austin next year for a friend's 40th.  Never been to an actual F1 race before (have been in Montreal during race week) so looking forward to it. 

Let me know if you come - it would be nice to return the hospitality we've received from the TWC!

Cape Town. Beautiful city! We unexpectedly ended up this afternoon in a crowd at city hall welcoming home the 2019 World Rugby Champions, very emotional and incredibly loud.

Two very long flights to get here, and don’t expect I’ll fly this far again. Happy to check a couple more items off my bucket list, though. 😀

seaquam posted:

Cape Town. Beautiful city! We unexpectedly ended up this afternoon in a crowd at city hall welcoming home the 2019 World Rugby Champions, very emotional and incredibly loud.

Two very long flights to get here, and don’t expect I’ll fly this far again. Happy to check a couple more items off my bucket list, though. 😀

Loved Cape Town and South Africa.

wineismylife posted:
seaquam posted:

Cape Town. Beautiful city! We unexpectedly ended up this afternoon in a crowd at city hall welcoming home the 2019 World Rugby Champions, very emotional and incredibly loud.

Two very long flights to get here, and don’t expect I’ll fly this far again. Happy to check a couple more items off my bucket list, though. 😀

Loved Cape Town and South Africa.

Likewise.  Been three times.  United now has direct flights from Newark, so might be making another trip. 

Mrs H and I are in Madrid for the climate conference.  We got a fantastic Airbnb near the IFEMA.  Stocked up on groceries at the local Carrefour and scored some 2010 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Seleccion Especial for a mere Eur 15.80.  Black Friday special, so had to pick up 6 to get me through the next week.

billhike posted:

Munich.

A wonderful experience during the Christmas season and a town I thoroughly enjoy year round. If you have a chance, the train to Salzburg is a beautiful ride and also a wonderful place to visit during Christmas. It has a very village like feel to me. 

Enjoy and safe travels. 

wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Munich.

A wonderful experience during the Christmas season and a town I thoroughly enjoy year round. If you have a chance, the train to Salzburg is a beautiful ride and also a wonderful place to visit during Christmas. It has a very village like feel to me. 

Enjoy and safe travels. 

Plus I love the central market in Salzberg.  Among other things every kind of pretzel known to man.

wineismylife posted:
wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Munich.

A wonderful experience during the Christmas season and a town I thoroughly enjoy year round. If you have a chance, the train to Salzburg is a beautiful ride and also a wonderful place to visit during Christmas. It has a very village like feel to me. 

Enjoy and safe travels. 

Plus I love the central market in Salzberg.  Among other things every kind of pretzel known to man.

Indeed and Salzberg does Christmas well. I was there during the holiday. I remember just watching the people strolling as the snow fell and everyone seemed so content. It was almost like a bygone era.

Train to Salzburg was tomorrow’s plan. However, my wife took a spill inside the Residenz Palace this afternoon and sprained her ankle pretty good. Hoping she will be ok enough to make that trek in a few days. This is “her trip” so to speak and it will really suck if she has to miss seeing things we planned - especially since the weather is fantastic, if a but unlike winter. We visited multiple Christmas markets yesterday including a medieval-themed one after dark.  Glühwein Isn’t something I’m usually interested, but I enjoyed a clay chalice of if that was set on fire! We had a nice long stroll this morning from our hotel in the city center through some nice neighborhoods leading to the English Gardens. I had to make the tourist hell stop at Hofbrau Haus despite friends telling me to skip it. The wife, not a beer drinker, got in a the spirit and downed an entire liter! She now has an excuse for klutziness. I broke an arm in Montalcino last year; perhaps we need to abstain from Europe.  

Munich is a beautiful, clean and vibrant city. I’m enjoying it so far, and like that a lot of people walk their dogs and we get to greet them. 

billhike posted:

Train to Salzburg was tomorrow’s plan. However, my wife took a spill inside the Residenz Palace this afternoon and sprained her ankle pretty good. Hoping she will be ok enough to make that trek in a few days. This is “her trip” so to speak and it will really suck if she has to miss seeing things we planned - especially since the weather is fantastic, if a but unlike winter. We visited multiple Christmas markets yesterday including a medieval-themed one after dark.  Glühwein Isn’t something I’m usually interested, but I enjoyed a clay chalice of if that was set on fire! We had a nice long stroll this morning from our hotel in the city center through some nice neighborhoods leading to the English Gardens. I had to make the tourist hell stop at Hofbrau Haus despite friends telling me to skip it. The wife, not a beer drinker, got in a the spirit and downed an entire liter! She now has an excuse for klutziness. I broke an arm in Montalcino last year; perhaps we need to abstain from Europe.  

Munich is a beautiful, clean and vibrant city. I’m enjoying it so far, and like that a lot of people walk their dogs and we get to greet them. 

Well, stay healthy!

Munich has a great airport as well. 

@billhilke Munchen has a great dog culture (as does most of Germany).  I still think most Germans prefer their dogs over their children.    It's fairly common to be dining and spot a dog under the table behaving way better than my children ever did in a restaurant growing up. 

billhike posted:

Dachau. After a sobering visit to the memorial site earlier, we are having lunch in town and are about to stroll through the Christmas market.

Was going to mention this in connection with my post about enjoying our time in Munich but did not seem the right way to express it.  

 

jcocktosten posted:
billhike posted:

Dachau. After a sobering visit to the memorial site earlier, we are having lunch in town and are about to stroll through the Christmas market.

Was going to mention this in connection with my post about enjoying our time in Munich but did not seem the right way to express it.  

 

Totally understood. I refrained from taking photos.

Add Reply

Likes (0)
×
×
×
×