So what's the last thing you want to do when you're driving through the Alps in the month of December?
How about driving lost through the ALPS with precipitation coming down?
So before we left Schwangau, Germany this afternoon we stopped for lunch (schweineschnitzel, kartoffelsalat und rot kohl), hopped back in the car, set the GPS, and headed out.
The further we got, though, the snowier the countryside became.
And more snow was falling.
And we realized that we weren't going north to Munich.
We were driving higher into the altitudes.
Heading toward the Austrian Alps.
About twenty miles from the border - around Garmisch-Partenkirken - we stopped, made a correction, and started again.
And made it back to Munich.
End of story. A fun time had by all.
Note 1: Be careful what you input to your GPS. It assumes you know what you're doing and that you didn't have beer for lunch.