Michael had always told me of a magical place where there were endless well marked hiking trails, gondolas you can ride to the tops of mountains, and good food everywhere in between. My days growing up in Washington made it difficult to conceive of anything like this. The mountains in America are places hard to get to, off the beaten path, and usually require packing a pb&j.
Then we arrived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
For four days we were blessed with awesome accomodations, clear blue skies, and a pass that let us access just about every thing we could imagine. We would ride to the top of one mountain, walk down the backside to another mountain, eat at a great resturaunt on another mountain, go to sleep and repeat. It was heaven!
Included in the pass was even a ropes course. One of the more touristy things Michael and I have come to love. The first one we did was in Redmond Washington. Which lead us to find another one in Asheville, NC, which then lead us to find one in Okinawa, Japan, and then this one in Garmisch. It was a blast!
Another favorite thing we found was a Rodelbahn! Here is the video:
Our Camino at this point was really starting to feel like the journey we had set out to find.