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Published: June 27th 2010
our room, 4.3e/limb/night
Our last full day: woke up in Dinkelsbuhl and came to find that it wasn’t 38e/night - it was 38/e/person/night. Jeremy then broke it down by how much we paid per limb and per digit. We walked around a bit and somehow found our way back to the “big cheese” plate for another dose of happiness before leaving on the 12:40 minibus which ended up costing us nothing for an hour’s ride - nice. My calculations were right on the nose for all the connections, danke.
After 1.5 travel hours and a quick snooze we landed in Schwabisch Hall which is a town that dates back to a time when Celtics produced salt there, something like 500bc. This too was a cute-beyond-belief town on a very steep slope with hundreds of steps everywhere. St. Michael’s church from the 15c had a viewing spot to the basement (vault?) that contained hundreds of human skeletons, we got pic of that but all my searching online hasn’t uncovered what the story is on it. This town SMELLED SO GOOD! It was like walking around wearing a lilac helmet - it just smelled so good, not sure what those trees are but I want
from our room in D
5 of them in my yard.
We had 3 hours there then had to catch the next train to Mannheim.
So we had a brilliant idea to pick up our luggage in M and “jump on a quick 30 minute train to Frankfurt” so we’d get settled and rested before a long day of travelling home.
Hahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha
Just over 3 hours later we finally made it to a hotel in Frankfurt at 10:30pm. We were both edgy, crabby and stoned faced. By this time the constant drone of “heil hilter, veiderzone shtachseich” in the background had taken it’s toll and all we wanted was a shower. We stood in line at the Hotel Sheraton for 20 minutes only to find that they were out of hot water until the next day --- not an option. 45 minutes and an overcrowded bus ride later is when we got to our hotel and saw the US lose to Ghana.
The hot shower helped, we went down and had a snack at the hotel bar and J paid $15 for a cc/coke - what the??!?!
So - here we are now at the airport. We’ve
got 2 hours before we leave. I’m excited to see the pets and not excited at all to go back to work.
What a fantastic trip this has been - learned a few things that we’d do different next time but am amazed at how well we travel together and I am so happy for how much fun we’ve had and how much we’ve laughed. We saw a LOT of sick cars, sick rims and sick paint jobs. I shudder to think of how much we’ve spent this week, but we’ll look at it as a free vacation, pretty much everything he made was spent. That’s ok. And, it’s unanimous, I am decidedly more fun on vacation - I better check that when I get home. Nothing says I can’t do my German walk/dance and sing my German songs while on American soil.
Auf Weidersein Deutchland (sp).
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