Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Nothing like a trip down memory lane . . . made possible by new memory added to our Mac. After months and months of not being able to download or upload pictures, it's amazing what 2 GB of memory can do for a computer with 30,000 pictures stored already.

In June, we had an Ancestry global summit in Munich. All the country and marketing leads had two days of long meetings with the Executive team. I know the pictures make it seem like it's one big party . . . but, I guarantee (as much for my family as anyone), we work around the clock. I didn't include pictures of the sweltering hot conference rooms or the disgusting bottled water . . . although I do wish I had photos of the hotel room. It was one of the nicest and most modern places I've ever stayed.

Despite me missing my family and hating to fly, I still feel so lucky every time I get to travel. And, a few of us are hard-core and try to cram as much fun as we can into a few days.

A view from the top of a huge hill we climbed after visiting the BMW Museum.

The park made for the 1972 Olympics.

I couldn't go to Munich without a visit to the famous Hofbrauhaus Munchen.

Those are giant-sized pretzels in her box. Yummmm.

I was able to arrive a day and a half before the meetings began - allowing for some sight-seeing around Munich and a day-trip to Salzburg, Austria - one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Salzburg was the home of the Von Trapp Family, made famous by 'The Sound of Music', as well as Mozart. So, I was super excited. The day was so rainy and dismal - but, I was traveling with some of my favorite people from work - and, everyone had a great attitude.

The last night of the conference we went out to dinner. Janell (on the right) and I are the only non-drinkers. So, it makes for real entertainment for us. And, my illustrious boss is in the middle.

This picture was taken at 3am in a bar in Munich. Honestly, it was so much fun. It's not often that I get to go dancing anymore. Julie, who works with me in Toronto, is on the far right.

Munich was an adventure. I wish I could have spent more time there . . . and I definitely am still regretting that I never ate a pretzel or a schnitzel (unfortunately, my fun-loving friends are not adventurous eaters . . . so, sadly, we ate German "Italian food" several meals).

1 comment:

  1. So fun!! You look like you're having a blast! (i'm sure it wasn't all fun with work and stuff but going dancing...whoo hoo!!) You're such a hotty tomotty. (sp?)