Email at the research station was undependable but Laetitia received one from Mind’s Eye Limerick Tours Headquarters, wherever that is, telling her that a group of American car buffs was interested in touring the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany. She wrote back that she would conduct the tour when next she had a few hours off.
After she finished work on the appointed day, she went to her room, closed her eyes and, moments later, was in the library of the Emerald Victorian preparing the trip as the coffee finished brewing. A short time later she was standing in the spacious and modern BMW Welt building as group members scattered throughout the main floor looking at new BMW models and riding in the new i3 electric car. Afterwards, they crossed the street to the tower that houses the BMW Museum with antique automobiles, motorcycles and aircraft engines. BMW purchased Rolls Royce about ten years ago so there was an exhibit with items from that company’s history as well.
BMW stands for Bayerische Moteren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works). The company began life as a manufacturer of powerful, lightweight aircraft engines during World I and later expanded its product line into the motorcycles and automobiles for which it is best known today. Laetitia made BMW the subject of the limerick of the day.
‘Tis the idol of many a dreamer
That motorcar some call the “Beamer”
That’s precise like a clock
No new kid on the block
‘Twas first built in the age of the steamer.