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Looking at our schedule today, it will be a combination of bike riding (19 miles) in the morning through the Kreeknak locks, and arriving in Kreeknak around noon. We will then have lunch aboard the barge, while sailing to Antwerp. After we arrive in Antwerp, we will have a tour of the city. Antwerp is a municipality in Belgium with a population of a little over 500,000. In the Second World War the Germans tried to destroy the Port of Antwerp. The city was hit by more ...
... we brought her a croissant from the bakery. She gave us a tour of
her Deffletts German made camper. It was a well thought out floor
plan and we all know how well things are made in Germany.
It threatened rain again today and it
did sprinkle but, not enough for us to put on our rain gear. We
stopped at a bike shop outside of Antwerp and picked up a regional
map. Again, the folks in the store ...
We had a good night in the camper and are ready for our first shower but the water is cold. Once we figure it out we have a nice shower and then head off to Heidelberg Castle. We drive around aimlessly for a while trying to find a car park that we can actually fit into. We finally park in a narrow lane beside the railway and need to do an 8 point turn to get out of there when we are finished. Heidelberg caste is an ...
... buildings, construction, noise, crowds and eventually to the annoying, steady uphill Rue Royale.
Our next activity for the day as if I wasn't already exhausted was the Musée des Instruments de Musique (Musical Instrument Museum). It is what it sounds like, a museum of instruments of centuries past. They give you a head phone set so when you walk past the exhibits you can listen to what each instrument sounded like. Great idea ...
... learned about its history. Dad tried different kinds of beer, and mom even found one she liked (with grenadine syrup.) We bought some belgian chocolate and ate a nice meal of spareribs with potatoes. It was a very fun day.
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Mom and Dad