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Direktlänk till inlägg 23 juli 2016

SATURDAY JULY 23

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 23 juli 2016 08:04


once again up early and this time it's even earlier than usual. Mom woke up to a very strange noise and at first couldn't figure out what it was. We had to take into a camping site since all the RV parking places were already filled up, and a guy in a tent next to us is snoring really loudly. ahhing, this is one of the reasons we don't like campsites, but it's illegal to wild camp in Germany. That on the other hand, could be questioned in an RV, since you're allowed to park it, who says I'm camping? it's a technicality,but Moms German is not good enough to argue that point with a cop, so here we are.
Anyway, the night before we stayed at a farm, way up on the mountain .Lucy really had to work hard in second gear all the way up, and Mom started to worry about next day driving down, which we also did in second gear by the way.
This was a playground and it's terrific for little kids and doesn't have to cost $60 000 like the American safety restrictive places. I'm sure an old tractor leaves much more to the kids imagination than a slide and a swing.

 

We are now continuing our drive following the river Rhein (nowhere close to Munich or a mall)


The Rhine is a river that begins in the Swiss canton of the southeastern Swiss Alps and forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands. It is the second-longest river in Central and Western Europe (after the Danube), at about 1,230 km (760 miles) with an average discharge of about 2,900 m3/s (100,000 cu ft/s).

     

The Rhine and the Danube formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire and, since those days, the Rhine has been a vital and navigable waterway carrying trade and goods deep inland. The many castles and fortifications along the Rhine testify to its importance as a waterway in the Holy Roman Empire. In the modern era, it has become a symbol of German nationalism.
We are at the Middle Rhine which flows through the Rhine Gorge, a formation which was created by erosion. The rate of erosion equaled the uplift in the region, such that the river was left at about its original level while the surrounding lands raised. The gorge is quite deep and is the stretch of the river which is known for its many castles and vineyards. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site  and known as "the Romantic Rhine", with more than 40 castles and fortresses from the Middle Ages and many quaint and lovely country villages.

            

Every turn we make is offering another gorgeous scenery. The amazing fields of grapes growing in a pattern that makes you think of a quilt. So many castles on the mountain tops make you wonder how in the world did they manage to build like that.

        

There's a lot of vines made here, and even a museum, but we were too early it wasn't opened yet, and besides Mom are not allowed to taste any since she has to care for Lucy.

     

 


The roads are narrow and the speed limit way to fast for our taste, so we stop and let others pass as soon as it's possible. We pass so many cute little towns there's no way we can stop and explore them all because the parking is very sparse.

   

   


The internet is really starting to act up, guess more people are awake now.

I'll continue later when I get better connection ..............until then 

no worries 

 

 

 

 
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Lena i England

23 juli 2016 08:38

What a lovely holiday you two are having and even the weather is looking good. I love all your photos. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. ☀️☀️

 
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POLISEN

24 juli 2016 01:34

TA BORT HEADERBILDER DU STULIT! DET DU GÖR ÄR STRAFFBART. EN FAKTURA KOMMER BLI SKICKAD TILL DIG PÅ 2500kr SOM SENARE GÅR TILL INKASSO OM DU INTE BETALAR.

EvaLena Hallgren

24 juli 2016 09:56

finns inte en enda bild som jag stulit PUNKT

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