So, I have a confession to make.
Randy Aldrich is a thief.
I stole from a Monastery back in 1998. Not much, but it happened. We stopped at Ettal on our way to Neuschwanstein & I took a little booklet that described the abbey and the monastery. At the time I thought they were free. I didn’t know that they weren’t until we got back on the bus and someone else asked me:
You bought one of those!?
To which I responded “bought?”
Anyway… turns out they were 5 Marks (at the time Germany had not yet adopted the Euro). Herr Stoker told me just to drop a 5 in the donation bin at the next church we went to and I’d be square with the big guy in the sky. Seemed like a good enough Karma move to me, so that’s what I did.
The picture to the left is a scan of the cover of that book, which I still have and will probably keep forever just as a reminder. However; even to this day, I don’t believe I’ve ever read it… *sigh*.
That being said, the Monastery is beautiful so if you’re in the area, I highly suggest it.