Some of the best advice we got was to read Rick Steves'
"Europe Through the Back Door", to buy our own copy and take part
of it w/ us as we traveled. His best advice: be a friendly, temporary
local, wherever you go.
Knowing that we knew a couple of people nearby made me more comfortable
about being out in The World, and meeting up w/ Roberta & husband was
a delightful bonus.
We brought home some of the Westfalenstoffe; actually, we shipped it
home via the post office (along w/ a goodly supply of chocolate);
we shipped home most of our extras, traveling w/ just a couple of
backpacks. Lady postal worker was very helpful. ;-)
Heidi, we fell in love w/ Rothenburg o.b.T., which is where I found
the German fabric at the lqs: http://www.FoundCollection.com/
(found it the first day we were there; closed Wednesday, but worth
the wait ;-> ).
Enjoy your trip, Kim. Give Roberta a hug for me. And be prepared:
there just isn't enough TIME to enjoy it all on the first trip,
so you'll want to go back. ;-)
R/Sandy - noting that Rick Steves' book nets you a discount at many
area stops he mentions ;-)
>>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
>>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
>>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get
>>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.
>>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
>>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
>>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping all you brilliant ladies in here
>>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll
>>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He
>>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.
>> I can't help at all, Kim, but I'm *wildly* jealous! <G> Have a wonderful
>> time and tell us all about it! :)
> I certainly will Sandy. We are both really looking forward to it. This will
> be my first time ever out of the states, with the exception of a one day
> trip into Mexico at Nogales. Even though I don't drink, I'm looking forward
> to tasting some of the German brew too.