Had a lovely 50th birthday ...

We have been planning it for ages ..
started at 8 in the morning meeting Gabi and Renate who live just round the corner ..
and drove with them down to Murnau.

A small town now famous for it's connection to a group of painters who lived and worked there
at the beginning of the last century.

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Renate "waiting"

Met up with the rest of my "breakfast" group

(two even bought their husbands) ..

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and our own guide ..

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Traudl ..
she's a art historian and guides us round the galleries of Munich once a month.

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We visited the Gabriele Münter house

 then up to the castle museum ..

Had a quick look at the churchyard where Gabriele Münter is buried

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.. and then back to the town for lunch ....

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 before wandering up to Gabi's "mountain hut" at Stafel See ..
where we spent a couple of hours at the lake side with cake and coffee.

Got back to Munich at 8 where husband and kids were waiting with two friends and went to dinner at a Greek restaurant round the corner.

What we couldn't have planned was the weather .. it was beautiful .. 28° and hardly a cloud .. 
a really lovely day.

So what's it's like to reach 50 ?

Actually it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

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Renate with her new brush !!

More photos when I've had them developed ..
(need more memory for this digital camera)

© Jane Lachs 4th July

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