The first thing we did was Oktoberfest. Tony had read that Thursday mornings were the least crowded. It opened at 10:00 AM, and we arrived to Munich and parked to make it there not much past that. It really wasn't very crowded when we got there either.
We had a three hour layover in London (which was really about an hour and a half by the time we got back to the gate area), and Tony was so smart and brought our United Club passes that we had gotten with our credit card. He brought six of them, not knowing about the kids, and we really did have to use a pass for each kid. It was so nice though! We found a table and everyone got something to eat and drink, used nice bathrooms, and just relaxed before heading to the gate. We even made PB sandwiches for the kids to eat on the airplane on the way home. It was a nice break for everyone.
We had a great time on our trip! We got to see so many different places and felt like we were gone for a long time. It was tiring, but worth it for the kids to travel outside the US and see different countries and cultures. Tony and I hadn't been to Europe or on an international trip in at least five years. It's such an adventure and we are thankful for all the memories we will have from this trip together as a family!