Last night’s dinner as a group in our hotel in Ruhpolding!
The food is amazing ---and we are having a great time, can you tell? I’m sure you can even see that we have hubbies with us as well as mother/daughter pairs, sister pairs and friends!
We are from all over the USA ---coast to cost from Southern California to Rhode Island and everywhere in between and around.
These are just a few photos of our first night in Germany together.
Many napped during the afternoon and look a bit more chipper than those who didn’t!
Most of the rest of the group!
Jim West giving us a welcome speech!
Several have asked to see photos of the inside of our hotel – so I’ll oblige! It’s not ALL old style inside, there have been renovations to upgrade things. I’ve got myself a very modern room:
Two folded duvets at the end of the bed.
From the entrance door
I have a love/hate relationship with duvets. I love them – cozy warm! And in the middle of the night I hate them because I am sweating like nobody’s business, and if you throw it off, you freeze –because there is no “in between” with just a sheet – it’s all or nothing, baby! Too hot with it on, too cold with it off!
The shower produces lots of drenching hot water though ---lovely!
There are large windows both in the bath, and the bedroom side – with the most magnificent views!
This is what I woke up to this morning:
From the bedroom window
From the bathroom window!
The reception desk is on the 2nd floor ---
Right next to the guest lounge:
Cozy and quiet – most of the time!
There is no hotel-wide wifi, so if you want connection you come here. We’ve started referring to this area as the “cyber café!” You can buy a 24 hour pass for 5 euros. It’s worth it – I have a lot of work to do behind the scenes on our off hours and I can’t afford to be disconnected for long!
One of the entry doors…love this!
Under the eves at the front, outside.
If you look close, there are dates written on the underside of the eaves along the center beam. These are main dates when things were added or changed to the holel – some of the dates refer back to the 1400s ---amazing way of keeping record!
We had a fabulous day out on Lake Chiemsee, Ferrying across the lake to Herrenschiemsee Castle, and visiting the Christmas Market on a neighboring island --- all by ferry! Photos for those to come as soon as I can get things edited down and uploaded on a very slow wifi.
So here I sit in the little cyber café area trying to take care of photos – and uploading some videos I took today. On a very slow wifi connection – which means this may take hours!
I want to send this post live and go to dinner, so the videos will have to wait for another time in the next few days.
Remember that tomorrow is our Mystery Monday Link-Up #2, and that is set to go live at 7am, EST tomorrow morning. Please post your progress no matter WHICH step you are on!
Last time I bet I had to delete over 30 people who didn’t follow the rules. I can’t fix your links for you, and if you link to your main blog address ((mine is quiltville.blogspot.com, yours will be something similar – just your main address)) I will have to delete you for not providing enough info.
You need the address of your POST, not the address of your blog. There is a difference, and I don’t want to sound like the Linky Nazi –but remember these links stay archived forever, and if someone clicks your main blog address 3 months from now they will NOT find your post with the items you wanted to link. You MUST provide the url of your POST ADDRESS.
And please, when you write your text, include a link back to my post as well, not just my main blog address, or someone clicking your link on your page won’t get to the linky either. We don’t want any dead ends.
For more info, please click and read the Linky Tutorial HERE. Read it tonight, so you’ll be ready tomorrow!
I’m headed out to find dinner – have a great day, everyone!