The Black Forest

Trip Start Aug 23, 1996
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Another Ryanair flight was available to Strasbourg, and we grabbed it with both hands. We had a car waiting for us at the airport, drove into town, set up the tent and then set about discovering the sites. We walked in, found the cathedral and climbed the steeple. Had a great overview of the town this way. Then it was lunch. We found a small café on the bank of a canal and we had a croque mademoiselle each, washed down with a beer. We had the taste for beers, so we went to a different bar and ordered another. Number 2 went down well, but 3 never came. We ordered, waited, waited, waited a little more, so we got up and left without paying for the second !!!!! Strasbourg, was nice, but the locals were a little funny

Because of this, we had had enough of Strasbourg, so we packed up in the morning and drove to Germany. We had wanted to go into the Black Forest and here was our chance, and this was the place to buy a cuckoo clock and it would make a great Christmas present for our Mothers. So, we ended up in a little place called Trieburg, home of cuckoo clocks, or so all the signs said. So we looked, we were told how wonderful they were, so we bought. We came out happy, only to discover that we had been locked into the town. There was a pushbike race going on and they were no letting anyone out. So we did what any normal tourist would do, we found a café and had the best Black Forest cake I have ever had. In fact, it's the only Black Forest cake I have ever had. Normally I wouldn't eat stuff like that, but it was good. After, we had washed it down with a latte, we were let out, so we drove over to Freiburg, and climbed the Cathedrals steeple. It was a nice old town. We had a walk, but it was tiny and we needed to find a campground, and as Konstanz wasn't to far, we drove over, found a campground, set up camp, jumped into a taxi, and went back into town. We walked around, looking for somewhere to eat, and we found a little restaurant. The food was good, the beer was great. It turned out that the bar was gay, and then the waiter started giving us free shots of Raki. Did he want to get into my pants ????? I wanted to stay to see what would happen, but Lucy wanted to move on. We walked to the bar that we usually go to. Lucy went to the toilet, and I started to do the Homer drawl. They were selling Augustiner and I had to stay. My favourite German beer and I was not going back to the campsite, well, not until I had at least one. So we settled on 2, and then went back

The beauty of German beers, is that you never seem to get a hangover, so we packed up and drove over Ulm. Now in Ulm, not a lot happens, but it is the tallest church in the world, and the steeple can be climbed. So we did. It's a long squashy way up, but well worth it. There was not much else to see, other than the Mosel, so we left and headed away and back towards Strasbourg, but we did have time for a brief stop in Baden Baden. Home of the most millionaires in Germany. Small spa town. Another tick in the Lonely Planet. All that loomed, was the Strasbourg airport. Another exciting long weekend was over, and we were now saving our pennies, and I do mean pennies, because that is how much the flights cost !!!!!
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