Holiday Inn Express Essen - City Centre
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... a church eating, when we got egged! All of a sudden we heard a strange crash and I thought something was falling from the tree by us. But then there was another one! And I saw a big skid mark it left behind. And as another egg came hurtling towards us I yelled to Erika and we ran. Some jerks totally egged us! Luckily we did not get hit. It was a very strange Halloween night. Today we went out to see what Düsseldorf had to offer. We found some ...
... a church, as it was well lit, and it was a rather warm night. We were munching happily on grapes and tuna salad when we heard a sudden noise very close to us. It sounded like something was crashing out of the trees around us! Very surprised, and a little scared, we looked around frantically for the source of the commotion. Chelsea saw it before I did - a large egg splattered near my feet! She exclaimed "We're being egged!" ...
... so this is where we want to be.
Tuesday morning, I go out and I spot the McDonalds is open. Not the done thing for me when abroad, but I thought I’d have a McMuffin for breakfast. So I go in, only to find they just had the regular menu. The McDonalds in Gelsenkirchen was opened in the morning but did not sell McDonalds breakfast. Almost a summation of the small town mentality here.
I settle for a tea and a pastry at ...
... I look forward to taking him out in the States for something much more authentic whenever he is able to come by to visit me!
Seemingly just as soon as I arrived I found myself saying goodbye already and reversing my short walk to the tram platform, the train station and back down the Rhine river valley toward Switzerland to meet my family in Zurich. Another day of trams, trains and stations...just hopefully no more grumpy ticket agents!
... and caught up on my plans before we left for dinner. Initial plan was to go to Vennen this evening but in Liedberg was a film crew setting up their rigs around the Sandbauernhof. Vennen was closed so we went over to Korschenbroich and each of us had a very large amount of food at the Anker.
Back at home we continued story telling and called it a late night at 3 am (if there is a saying like ...