Published: August 21st 2009August 2nd 2009
We woke up, got ready and checked out of the hotel. We headed back to the downtown area. Lori was hoping shops might be open. We found a café and had a light breakfast because we were still stuffed from last night. Most shops were not open so Lori and I walked around just window shopping. When we went by the cathedral, mass was going. We went in and I sat down and enjoyed listening to the service and the choir. Their singing was unbelievable angelic.
After the service we walked back to the car and took off for Riquewihr. This is a little town close to Colmar that Kirsten and I visited. Kirsten recommended I take Lori here. Well Kirsten was correct, Lori loved it. All the cute little shops were open so after walking for a little while with Lori, I found myself a bench and let Lori continued looking.
After Lori had her fill of Riquewihr we loaded up and headed for Germany. We mapped our way into Germany around Freiburg. Once we arrived at Freiburg we immediately got lost by trying to get to the Zentrum (we’re in Germany now) by following the detours. After 3 tries
I gave up and told Lori to head toward Titisee, yes this is a town in Germany. We turned north and took the back roads to enjoy some of the Black Forest.
Kirsten! The road to Dog town is open, it’s a nice 4 lane, woo hoo!
Lori drove through the small mountain towns and enjoyed the switch backs in the mountains. She even found a cute Restaurant/Zimmer we stopped and had a great lunch.
After lunch we jumped back into car and continued making our way back to Frankfurt.
As Lori was driving through the mountains I told her that I remembered a small town that had lots of Coo Koo clocks. I didn’t remember the name but we should be coming up on it soon. Well, the town’s name is “Triberg” and Lori couldn’t get the car parked fast enough. I think the wheels were still rolling as she stepped out. I looked up and said I think I’m going to take a nap while you’re shopping. I see her waving her hand as she disappears into the crowd of shoppers. Sigh…. The car was parked in the shade and I just reclined the seat and took a
very nice nap knowing I had the car keys.
Lori returned from shopping bags in hand and smiling. I got Sam and Drew beer steins. Do you think they will like them, I’m sure they will. It’s always fun to watch your kids smiling and having a good time even if they are grown up (dad moment).
We loaded the bags and our selves back into the car and headed north. We arrived in Baden-Baden but we didn’t see anything to keep us there overnight. About that time I told Lori let’s go to Heidelberg. They have a nice castle there. She said ok, so we were off and running.
Made it to Heidelberg and found a hotel, it was right next to the Bahnhof. We checked in, I took a short nap while Lori walked around the neighborhood. We she returned I was up and ready or some diner, the receptionist at the hotel recommended the restaurant next door. McDonalds? No, the restaurant 4 doors down. Oh! We walked down and found a table and each had a nice beer. The menu was loaded with all the German favorites, I settled for a pork loin with mushroom sauce, MMM,
It was after 10 PM so we rolled ourselves back into the room and passed out.
There are more photos below