After six days, we finally left Munich for points west to the pastoral part of Bavaria known as Algäu where famous cheeses come from (some available at Costco) and south toward the Alps. First stop was in Ottobeuren, on the tourist map for its famous basilica, a massive structure overlooking a lovely town. We were taken by this place, not for the basilica, but for the name of our lodging – Pension Eva. We actually do things like this – choose towns, wineries, restaurants, etc. after our family names. We rarely go wrong in these quirky choices.

Eva had made reservations by phone from Santa Rosa and was struck by how nice the lady on the other end sounded. When we arrived at Pension Eva we were delighted by both the place and by Frau Eva herself. My Eva and she even shared the same middle name. So now I’ll show you around the place, beginning at the inauspicious front steps.

Pension Eva, on a quiet side street

Pension Eva, on a quiet side street

Reception

Reception

Up one flight - note marble stairs and art work

Up one flight – note marble stairs and art work

Door to our room - note quality materials

Door to our room – note quality materials

Our room

Our room

Pillow

Pillow

The all important breakfast room

The all important breakfast room

Breakfast room

Breakfast room

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Some of the choices of cheeses and cold cuts from actual meat

Some of the choices of cheeses and cold cuts from actual meat

Selection of breads

Selection of breads

Fresh fruit

Fresh fruit

Typical expression of religious persuasion

Typical expression of religious persuasion

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