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Direktlänk till inlägg 17 juli 2016

SUNDAY JULY 17th

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 17 juli 2016 04:49

Waking up real early in a small quiet town called Halberstadt and it's raining again. I mean Mom is up I'm not, I think at least another 2 hours before I'll get up.. ....

Thinking about Berlin and what impression we got about the city that we were so longing to visit. The overall impression was depressing, gray and dusty. Of course, the constant drizzling didn't help but I can't picture it any "happier" with sunshine.

Anyway, we continued south a few miles and Mom is extremely impressed by German drivers. The traffic is fast as hell, but it works. EVERYBODY use their blinkers changing lanes and to get on the ramp, it's pedal to the metal and go, rest assured traffic behind you are moving over one lane and they do NOT stay in left lane, they all get back to the right. WOW


The church bell tower just rang 5 am so yes another couple of hours of sleep will be ok

 

   

 

This town is surrounded by churches and yesterday they all rang together but it didn't do much I think, because this town is completely deserted.

     

We had a difficult time finding the RVparking lot until finally an old man waived and asked if we needed help. Pretty obvious I guess since we passed him for the 4th time. He spoke no English, but Mom seemed to understand anyway.

He gave directions, a small road that Mom thought was for pedestrians only

   

 

as soon as we parked we went to explore, and this time by foot. At first, I was hoping for the carriage, but after walking on these streets I understood why not. I bet no ladies in this town wear heels

 

 


 

Here was a lot of interesting buildings, but no people ? although we did hear music from a church 

   

 

we also found a restaurant that was open, no guests except us ? Mom ordered a pork chop with mushroom gravy and fried potatoes. It was very tasty she said, but oh my so much butter..........I tasted a little but wasn't too impressed

 

   

 

Smart cars are very popular here, they buzz around like little bees, and here's a model that looked pretty cool

 

this house would be awesome to celebrate Halloween in 

 

 

 

this jeweler's store name gave Mom the giggles, 

 

 


on the way here we made a rest stop and I met a guy that even I had a hard time finding the front of. 

He was a cotton mop something............

 

 

German bread looked good but this tasted like cardboard, was loaded with butter and hardly any meat, so no more of that.

 

 

this is where we spent the night

 

 

whats next ?? who knows .............the weather gods have not been with us, and it does not look good in the next week either. Lots of flooding south of us, so we may have to choose a different direction now.

all is well  

 
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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Lördag 22 juli 05:55


First off I want to apologize to all our friends following us. I have begged and pleaded to Mom to help me write, I even barked a few times, to no avail. She says since we're back in Sweden now there's not much to write about it's just same old same ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Tisdag 11 juli 06:39


Here we go again, as soon as Mom get together with her friends she forgets to help me write my blog. She says it's because we have nothing interesting to share, we eat, we rest, we chat. Yeah, but I have something to say and I feel neglected............

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Lördag 8 juli 08:36


I like to rapport that even the older generation has succumbed to this habit by the dinner table, (they only need larger devices)........... Makes Mom crazy, but on the other hand at this age, these two probably already said everything that needs to ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Onsdag 5 juli 22:04


We're still at the Mosel river, and this time in a small town called Winningen. The entire drive is only 130 miles, but with so many stops and looking around it's slow going, not that I mind, but it's getting really hot again, and I'm longing for the...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Tisdag 4 juli 17:33


I'm really happy spending time here in Germany today because I don't have to deal with fireworks that frighten me so every year.   So, we left Avignon and Mom knew we had to make it to Germany to get the propane filled and that's 480 miles, and ...

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