In honor of the Bavarian school holidays going on last week and this week, I thought I would share a photo for all the people getting out of town. This particular photo was taken (from an airplane, of course) looking South on an approach to Munich. You can see much of the Bavarian Alps, somewhere around the ski resort town of Garmish and Brenner Pass. Garmish is well known for hosting the 1936 Olympics and is a bid city for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Brenner Pass is the lowest (1370 m) and easiest of the Alpine passes. Perhaps you made it away this week? Did a little skiing in the mountains? If you did, you were quite fortunate as the Bavarian Alps received 5 straight days and several meters of fresh snow.