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... The Furka Pass is closed due to the early snow but the car train goes through. I had never seen one of these before but it is like a long flatbed car in between 2 engines and we had the opportunity to take it. You stay in your car as you travel through the tunnel -- it was neat.
Once we got off the train the scenery was beautiful and it has warmed up with the sun shining.
Eric wanted to drive through the Grimselpass and when ...
The final thing we did on Sunday was drive along the scenic road that winds up and through the Black Forest. Germans call this the Schwarldhochstraße, we called it the scenic road as the former is a bit difficult to pronounce. It was really beautiful, and winded about 60 km up to the highest elevation ...
The second stop into the Black Forest region was the Maulbronn Abbey, a Monastery built sometime in the 1300s. The pamphlet we got mentioned it was over 800 years old, but I'm getting confused as some components were a little younger than that, like 600 years old. In any case, it was incredible. They had some descriptions of the masonry that was done to construct it. I just can't imagine the hard work ...
... 8230; we managed to find a couple of stations that played shows in English later in the afternoon and evening. Our day was made!
Having the laziest day ever Lyndon did decide that we should at least eat well, so he cooked a perfect steak with béarnaise sauce and vegies for dinner. Perfect end to a perfect ...
... and although there is another modern set up (more like a huge swimming complex) and one more elaborate for the rich and famous, I decided to take the plunge in the more traditional atmosphere. Also given its age and the fact that many famous people have been here before me was enough convincing for me.
Thursday afternoon was particularly bleak so I decided that no better opportunity to try the warm mineral spa baths that has made this town famous, ...