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As we were so close to Stuttgart (30 miles) it would have been churlish not to visit the Merc Museum. (Porsche also built one but whereas we could maybe afford a Merc, the other probably wouldn't be very practical?)
Anyway, Tom Tom took us directly to the Merc Stadium where we were able to park for free and after a short walk the rather striking museum building (next ...
... were very helpful and an American sounding lady made communication easy. When asked about the 4 kWh electricity limit and reading the meter, she said "Just plug yourself in and heat the street if you like" A pleasant change from Mr Stern where every unit was charged at 0.5€ (we used 8 kWh in 2 days keeping consumption to a minimum – no hair dryers or hot water!)
Wi-Fi was cheap at 5€ for 3 DAYS (rather than 5 for 5 hrs ...
... walked through the streets again before heading home on the train. When we arrived in Königsbach, Ingeborg took the boys back home and Frank and I walked into town and took some photos of the buildings and streetscapes (and enjoyed some alone time!). We had another yummy dinner of baked spatzle and a creamy mushroom sauce in the garden with Franz and Ingeborg. Alexander, Sabine and Michael dropped in and we got to catch up one last time before leaving ...
... The annual Oechsle Festival was on, which is similar to Oktoberfest but with the focus on wine. So we had to stop for a sausage...or two. Then we caught a bus to a suburb nearby to meet Frank's cousin Elisabeth and her family, who own a lotto store. (We bought a ticket and doubled our money!) Then it was back on the bus to Studio Miko, the family business, a photography studio where Franz, Alexander, Michael (Franz's youngest son) and ...
... and Ingeborg picked us up from the station, it had been over 10 years since we last saw them, when they visited Australia. We drove to Königsbach, a small town which was about 20 minutes away. The houses were very different to those in France, more of a tudor-style. We reminisced over dinner and Alexander, Franz and Ingeborg's son drooped in for a ...
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