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... to Magdeburg, it was time for our farewell BBQ with our families. The kids all played Frisbee while the adults laughed and reminisced about our last 10 days. It was a wonderful evening.
Tomorrow our train leaves at 5:30am and heads to Bavaria. We will have a quick stop in Munich, about 4 hours, then back on the train where our final destination of the evening will be Fussen.
Absolutely wonderful day in Wer*****ode. This quintessential German town dates back to 1121 and sits at the base of the Harz Mountains. The quaint and vibrant buildings helped the city earn its nickname as the "colorful town of the Harz."
Our first stop was to the castle on the hill. I think Michael was trying to kill us…as we had to walk up the mountain to get there. You know you're out of shape when the old people ...
... itself. Either that, or we need a garage. We then got stuck in miles and miles of crawling road works then finally reached our turn off the highway and it was closed. So we had to take a detour which cost us another 30 miles. We'd looked at a map and figured Lüneberg to Erfurt had CZ somewhere nicely in the middle so it shouldn't be an issue. Had we had the Internet, we could've seen our route better and planned accordingly ...
... a walk down through the spa town. the gardens and flowerbeds were lovely. the main thoroughfare was pedestrianised, with lots of trees and a stream running down one side.
It reminded us both of somewhere we had visited before.... and then it came to us..... it is very like Zakopane in Poland! ...
... met Bernie Betschel (another cousin - brother to Lydia) and went on to his place in Schoerningen. What a wonderful and warm welcome I received. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely family. Bernie and Katerina provided a mouth-watering meal with all the trimmings and in the afternoon their daughter Marlene, son-in-law Tobias and grandson Arvid also came for coffee and kuchen! Lots of talking, laughing, looking at ...