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Alla inlägg den 20 juli 2016

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 20 juli 2016 21:22

Wow, are we messed up ? TODAY is the real Wednesday, so we gained a day we didn't know we had, and what a day it has been

This is the last picture for the night, last night

 

 



Is it possible that the moon really is made of cheese ?

 

 

 

We were up early again because Mom wanted to get an early start of the bike ride  into Heidelberg

before it got too hot, so we locked up Lucy at 8 am and went on our way.

 

 

the ride was pretty but very very hot, it was 95 F (34C)and absolutely no wind, but it was in the plan soooo ???? no chicken out now.I guess I can't really complain since I was only being a lookout, Mom did the pedaling............

Pedaling along we all of sudden came upon this surprise, good thing there was a thick glass between us

 

   

nice cuddly teddy bear

 

 

 

The last part of the bike trail was right next to the river Neckar, which flows into the Rhine a few miles north west. and it was beautiful, so gorgeous I was afraid Mom would start to yodel (she has practiced in Lucy while driving, you know,but Mom says it's just lalalala to wake her up when road gets monotone)

     

 

Heidelberg is a very popular tourist town and this picture of the entrance is a given

 

    when we got over the bridge there was a crowd taking pictures of the bridge mandrill. Mom waited her turn when all of a sudden I became the attraction, and I didn't mind one bit

   


I did a good job getting people to focus on me so Mom could get the shot

 

 

 

American culture has found it's way here too, 

 

 

 

and Cuban cigars 

 

 

 

Mom really wanted to buy one of these clocks, but the price and the shipping prevented her..........it doesn't fit into our decor anywhere anyway I say, and Mom had to agree on that

 

 

The town wasn't crowded this time of day so we did some exploring, and visited the Tourist office, (and yes they spoke English and were helpful) Later in the day this square was filled with people, several groups, where the leader walks in front of the group waving a flag so the group follows. Does not look like fun.

     

On the church step was a man who introduced himself as a pilgrim, and he spoke flawless English. As a matter of fact, he recited a poem he had written (he said) that was real nice. That cost mom a Euro 

     

 

There's a lot more to this town, but it's getting late and it has cooled down so I can get my evening walk.

I'll finish this story tomorrow.............good night.

 

 



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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 20 juli 2016 06:29

It's early morning and today we're going on a long bike ride following the river Rhine. It'll be about 15 miles, and hopefully, Mom brings lots of water because it's 34 C- 93F..............in other words Florida heat.

We only drove for 3 hours yesterday which is a good thing when it's this hot.

 on this stretch of the road, we ended up in a lot of traffic and a lot of lane changes, so Mom had to rely on Alice in the box. She did very good

   

 

we drove past miles and miles of solar panels, and then there was a mall................guess where they got their power from ? Germans finally realized they have to figure out a way for cleaner energy. We have seen fields of panels in other places too, and lots of windmills too. 

 


 

We were told it's almost impossible to get a parking space in Heidelberg, so that's why we stopped in a town close by that's called Ladenburg. On weekends there's boat that takes you up the river, but we don't want to wait that long. 

After settled into a space here we went biking to explore this town, and it's as quaint and beautiful as the one we just left.

     

On the town square, there was a great market, vegetables, sausages, and cheeses were sold. Mom didn't buy anything even though she was tempted. In this heat it would have melted before we got back to Lucy and hr fridge.

   

 

As we always do we went to the tourist office to find brochures and facts about this area. This place had nothing in English, and the lady was rude, and didn't even make an effort to help. Guess she didn't like foreigners ? Since this is a big tourist place, Mom sent the town mayor an Email to let him know.

We stopped at a restaurant and had a marvelous burger. It had a potato pancake on top ? I tasted the meat, and it was awesome.

   

 

at the river there was a ferry to get across, wonder if it'll hold Lucy ? We are not trying 

  

 


 

 

doves are everywhere, and they don't care who they shit on......................

 


gorgeous flowers and buildings, and again these cobblestone streets that make me bounce around in my basket. I think it bothers Mom a little too, because she walks the bike a lot.

   

Again Mom got all nostalgic seeing this bike, but she thought it was a Triumph ??

 

it's now 7 am, and we're ready to start the ride before it get too hot..............................and finally please send Mom a note to let her know you're with me, or she start to think this is no use...........Thanks a bundle, Buttons.  

 


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