Published: July 30th 2008July 30th 2008
I'm lucky we don't have paths like that in Austraila!
We left Germany and travelled on to Austria. Our first stop is Salzburg. We didn’t exactly do much the day we arrived.
The next day, it was Jacks birthday. We went for a huge walk round Salzburg. We were planning to go to a restaurant for lunch, but we were annoyed to find that it didn’t open till 3:00pm. When it finally opened, we decided to make it a lunch cross dinner. Linner or dunch?
It was delicious! We sung happy birthday to Jack. A nearby table heard us and sung along. They were beautiful singers. A man even bought us two marshmallow ice creams and a chocolate umbrella. Yummy! At the end, we had a short play at a playground.
Also in Salzburg, we were walking across a small bridge. We saw a little mouse. It was cute. We weren't to close to it, but regardless, It decided to jump off the bridge. There was water flowing under the bridge. I'm not too sure if he could swim. Poor little feller.
On our way to Wolfgangsee, we stopped at the Trick fountains. We went in a tour group, and we got very wet. There was a table
The birthday boy!
Happy birthday Jack!
that had seats with one hole in each. The tour guide said, “this is a once in a life-time opportunity!” I decided that life’s too important to be taken seriously. I sat on one of the chairs. The tour guide pressed a button. Water squirted up from the hole in the seats. I got very wet. There was a plate type thing. On top of it was like an upside-down bowl. Water shot out of the plate, lifting up the bowl. It went up and down, up and down. A couple of times, it gathered speed, lifted the bowl up, and then stopped suddenly. The bowl shot up and hit the roof. The day went on and on. There were secret fountains hidden in statues and other places. There was a statued head of a moose. It sprayed water out of it’s antlers and mouth. The trick fountains were very wet.
I’ll just let you know that we had all been begging for a rest day. When we went to Wolfgangsee, we all thought that it was a lovely place to stop for a couple of days. On the first day, I decided not to go for a swim
Arm in sling
He's still moving about!
in the lake. I am regretting that deeply now.
Good News: The next day was Dad’s birthday. Bad News: The weather was terrible. We didn’t really do much. I went for a bike ride with Dad. I came back sopping.
The next days just went from bad to worst. The weather was terrible. Let me give you an easy quiz.
Q. What’s the point of being at a lovely place if the weather is terrible?
A. No point at all
Q. What’s the point of being at a place with a lake if you can’t swim?
A. No point at all.
Q. What’s the poin-
Ok, you get the point. Man this is annoying!
After the terrible weather in Wolfgangsee, we travelled to Germany. Our first stop was Munich. We arrived there and Dad went to the river. He came back and said “ People have their surfboards and are river surfing!” I didn’t go and see on the first day, I was too tired.
The next day, we went to the Deutsches Museum. I thought I was going to be bored to death, but it was actually quite interesting. I learned a lot. There were
Regardless if we're away from home, we can still have cake!
lots of science experiments. There was a really horrible one. There was a sign. It said: SMELL HERE. Unfortunately, I was gullible enough to do it. It was awful! I just can’t describe how terrible it was. It was if something had just shot up my nose! Yuck! I learnt how a ship changes direction. There was also a big pin. It was attached to a piece of string way up high. It was swinging. There were lots of little pins. At a certain time of day, it would swing and knock one of the pins down. The Deutsches Museum wasn’t too bad. When we got back, I went and had a look at this “river surfing”. People had their surf boards, and were riding them on the rapids. It was interesting to watch.
The day after the museum, we went for a huge walk around Munich. We were walking along, and we found a place with heaps of clinic clowns. They are clowns that work in hospitals to cheer up sick children. We took a look. There was a clown that was doing fake operations. He spoke English. Dad said to me “Let’s take a closer look.” Before
I knew it, he said to the clown “Here’s another patient!” The clown said to me “Should I do him instead?” Dad had a fake operation on his knee. We walked around a huge park. We didn’t pack lunch with us, so I was starving. We finally found a place with food. A band was playing music. We got chips, an ice-cream, apple juice and orange juice. Yum! We got to a train station and took a train back to our campsite. When we got back, Dad went and had a look at “river surfing”. He came back, and said “A guys just offered to let me have a go at river surfing!” Oh God! He was better than I expected, but he still wasn’t too good. I got the whole thing on tape.
The next day, we travelled to Stuttgart. We stayed at Silke and Michaels again. We (Well, Mum and Dad did) cleaned out our motor home so it could go back to the rental company the next day. We had a look at the Lego city we built during our last visit. (for more info go to my last blog Back in Germany/Deutschland.) It has changed
Yup, I'm sopping now.
a fair bit, but we couldn’t expect it to be the exact same. The next day our motor home got returned to the rental company.
Well, that’s the end of that. We are travelling to London next. Whilst I’m there, I’m going to see if platform 9 ¾ exists.
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