Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
139Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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We visited the Käthe Wolfhart shop on one side of the street which seemed to carry some of his decorations and then also carry decorations from other areas. We thought there were some neat ones and enjoyed looking at them all. We then headed out, feeling a bit warmed up and walked around the ramparts for a while. We had some nice views and enjoyed seeing some neat buildings. We then decided it was time for a coffee break and found a nice shop that was quiet and had good looking treats in the window.
Once we were warmed up we headed over to the other side of the Käthe Wolfhart shop which had over 30 000 Christmas decorations and was like stepping into a Christmas wonderland. The shop was 3 storeys and had corners dedicated to different types of decorations. They had trees everywhere and a huge pyramid. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures! We decided to visit the Christmas museum upstairs which was a private collection and traced the history of Christmas and various traditions. We enjoyed the displays of glass balls, many of which were hand blown originally.
Afterwards we set out for our campsite which was only about fifteen minutes away. It was out in the middle of the countryside and we weren’t really sure that we were heading in the right direction until we happened on a few signs. We did find the campsite although there was no reception that we could find. We settled in for the night and decided we could find it in the morning. The next day, we woke up and still couldn’t find a reception. Anoop eventually asked the lady who was cleaning the washrooms and she said we could just pay her. She charged us a bargain rate of 10 euros for the night and off we went.
We spent the day driving to Mulhouse, about 4 hours away. We found our campsite in the early afternoon and then headed off to a nearby shopping centre to find some camping gas since we had run out. We found it without any difficulty (being glad that we were able to ask for it in French rather than German) and also noticed a Speedy Glass next door. We had acquired 2 small chips in the windshield that we figured should be filled and they were able to do it right then. We headed back to camp for an early evening and puttered away on our scrapbook and blog.