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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim July 31st 2016

Wir besuchten das Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao und haben den Eindruck, dass das Museum sehr viel Platz braucht um sich selbst darzustellen. Unsere Idee war, die Heimreise mit einem Tag fahren, einem Tag Urlaub zu bewältigen. Leider ging dieser Plan nicht auf, da wir aufgrund des Wetters doch jeden Tag ein Stück gefahren sind, auch wenn es nur 50km waren. Unser nächster Halt war die Grenzstadt Hondarribia, wo wir von der spanischen Meeresküche Abschied nahmen. Der Urlaubstag fiel dort buchstäblich ins Wasser, da es morgens regnete. Da beschlossen wir, bis zur Sonne zu fahren. Dieser begegneten wir im Städtchen Pauillac im Médoc. Den Urlaubstag verbrachten wir auf dem Rad und haben auf der landschaftlich sehr abwechslungsreichen Tour einige "Sclösser" von Weinbauern bestaunt (u.a. Rothschild). Vom Médoc ging es zu den nächsten Schlössern an der Loire. Hier ... read more
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Jagdschlösschen?
Chambord

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim September 18th 2015

Haven't flown on a 747 for few years but that's what it was from Hong Kong to Frankfurt. One forgets how big they are with their top deck and cavernous body. 12 hours is a long time to be inside an aluminium tube but we had paid extra for some seats with more leg room and it paid off. We could stretch our legs out and not reach the seat in front. Highly recommended and with our carry-ons for footrests it was relatively comfortable. Lufthansa service was efficient and friendly so no complaints. The flight avoided hot-spots as we took a crooked path away from places like the Ukraine the Middle East and detoured over the Balkans and Italy. Speedily through customs and immigration at Frankfurt and on to a fast train to Mannheim (30 minutes ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim August 30th 2010

Kurzer Fotoreport meines Wochenendtrips nach Frankfurt und dem Flughafen Mannheim: Grausiges Wetter in München, eigentlich wie immer: img=http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vYykZYf-JOg/THrLX5QRYrI/AAAAAAAAC5U/HvF73wZKxA8/s720/Fra%20Forumstreffen%20002.JPG center Sieht schon besser aus in FRA: img=http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vYykZYf-JOg/THrLekcAKSI/AAAAAAAAC5c/IqZuycQ2UN8/s720/Fra%20Forumstreffen%20006.JPG center img=http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vYykZYf-JOg/THrLl2CZjRI/AAAAAAAAC5o/ybFhGQdak8M/s720/Fra%20Forumstreffen%20013.JPG center img=http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vYykZYf-JOg/THrLpSiZJsI/AAAAAAAAC5w/dq3JKEYzpqs/s720/Fra%20Forumstreffen%20017.JPG center Abflugbereich in Mannheim, erstaunlich wie schlicht das gehalten wurde und das die Lounge sich nicht gelohnt hat: img=http://lh3.ggpht.com/_vYykZYf-JOg/THrLrix26WI/AAAAAAAAC50/Bys_AVxHjfk/s720/Fra%20Forumstreffen%20018.JPG center img=http... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 24th 2010

People can drink publicly, I knew that, but it's still weird to see it. People by themselves and in groups, on the bus, hanging out on the corner, walking around town with their country colors and get ups on and their beers in hand. Kinda like how it used to be at Grand Ol' Day when folks could walk through the streets with a drink. very festive. But it wasn't as mayhemic as I anticipated - until after. I had a hankering for some schnitzle, spatzle and hefeweisen and we found a great little spot right across from a cafe that was showing the game. Not that we cared but we were trying to care. J got the schnitzle "vienna style" -- these are not light meals, mine even had a big dollup of super sweet ... read more
Jer "I ordered us an app."
The game
On the lighter side...

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 23rd 2010

Still didn't find the Italian place last night, and actually he was taking me to a different place that someone had told him about ....but we couldn't find that one either, so we opted for a random place, had a delicious pizza and shared a bottle of chianti. We had a deep conversation about many topics, one of which was a bet as to how long Carrie Underwood and her hockey (i stand corrected, i thought he played football) playing husband's marriage would last. This is the official record that J gets the under on 5 years - whoever wins gets a trip somewhere. I thought I'd wait for J today and "surprise" him by dragging him along with me on today's excursion, but, it's now 11:15 and he's not back yet - I'll give it ... read more
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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 22nd 2010

4 hours of sleep is plenty. just returned from the breakfast that still makes me happy. There is something about the coffee and the little spoons that they use for real, not just for show, that makes the coffee delicious. I skipped the prosciutto this a.m. - it too is delicious but every once in a while when i eat it my brain plays a trick and thinks it has a mouthful of raw squirming animal fat and forces me to gag obnoxiously. I didn't want to go through that again and besides, i was already shaming America by showing up with my bed head and puffy eyes to bfast. This sure ain't like the Americinn continental bfast up der in Brainerd - most people here are showered and ready to show themselves in public. not ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 21st 2010

Guten Morgen No Worms for us last night. J's got that throaty, tasty, green-producing cough going on and was basically sleep walking so I let him off the hook and decided to just go walk to dinner. and walk we did -- i'd say about 2 miles. we both knew we'd seen what looked like a quaint little pizzaria place so we circled and circled and couldn't find it to both of our frustrations. we finally ended up at a pizza place 2 blocks from the hotel and sat quietly for the first 5 minutes because we were both sick of saying "which way do you think we should go, what should we do". No bottle of Chianti last night. :) Got back and I sat on this damn computer for-ever trying to plan the perfect ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 20th 2010

Beautiful morning - was super surprised by the great and big breakfast that's provided by the hotel - eggs, ham, prosciutto, salami, fruit lots of cheeses, tomatoes, cucumbers, granoly cereal and yummy breads. It's cool outside - I went for a walk to attempt to pay the guy back for the water - closed, nothing and i mean nothing is open, not even the pharmeke, which I attempted to go to two and both closed. It's perfectly quiet on the streest except for the sound of the loud church bells which seemed to last forever and my scuffling feet which makes me think i'm waking people up. Apparently up until just a couple years ago everything was also closed on Saturdays by 6pm. I've got an hour before J gets back from the a.m. workout so ... read more
The one-man-playing-6-instruments conraption
ghost town on sunday morning
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Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim June 20th 2010

There are no clocks in the room so I haven't a clue what time it is - but I can't sleep. It's still dark outside so i'm going with 4ish am. As i'm laying here restless and trying not to wake up Jeremy I had a brilliant idea that i wanted to journal this trip...googled "write a travel blog" and here i am. I considered journaling the real way but my hand hurts after writing 2 sentences anymore and besides what fun is journaling if i can't share it. Most won't be interested but i know a few who will be so for you and for me I shall write. Sweet Jo from MTT gave me a ride to the airport yesterday, my flight was delayed by an hour and I stressed because I knew I ... read more

Europe » Germany » Baden-Württemberg » Mannheim December 13th 2009

Is this a good excuse for not writing in a while? Welcome back to the travel blog family and friends! And please welcome our boy! What a joy he is. He is a big guy, too. Born over 4 kilograms and over 2 feet! We have really enjoyed him and are enjoying a visit from his grandparents, too! Have a safe and blessed end of the year and or merry Christmas! ... read more
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