Hotel Gerard d'Alsace
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... cold weather, it was just the right time for us to finish our wonderful Alps adventure. We were blessed with a safe trip, lots of great memories, and tons of photos, but after 75 days, over 7,000 miles and 64 passes, we were ready to head home. We boarded our plan in Frankfurt, happy and a little road weary, knowing that we had just completed a milestone, content with the knowledge that there were lots of great roads and places left to see – next time.
It must have been a hectic week. We arose at 10:00 after just the 12 hours sleep. Fitbit says hoorah! Time for a shower. Ah, we're back in France with French facilities - unisex toilets with no toilet seats (but no longer with holes in the floor), and no hot water in the showers. No wonder French women always look cross ;-) It's rest day today, as if you hadn't spotted. Just time to book in for another night before we get charged for ...
... besides. What fun camping is! With no other likely diversion, we elected to make some mileage progress today, choosing to take a short, but slow, cut through France. Ship's captain reconfigured Mr GPS to tell him we are a motorhome in the hope we would be directed on "sensible" roads. We also suggest "he" (all good navigators are masculine - better not to mention the converse) avoid motorway "whenever practical". So, ...
Had a relaxing morning. Went out the local hypermarket, E.Leclerc, to get flowers for Sonia and Marie. When we returned Marie had prepared another amazing meal. Salad, red cabbage and two different types of sausage. Delicious. Around 16:00, Serge (Alice and Karen's cousin) showed up. We followed him to his home in Leimbach. He lived just outside of town in a lovely house with a beautiful view of ...
... at the following lock for you. Naturally if the canal is busy this process of dropping around 50 metres over the course of the locks can take most of the day. As luck has it the canal is quite so have a dream run and lots of fun once we worked out who does what and when. Make it into our night marina easy ( had 15 minutes up our sleeve and that was with no traffic) so really had no chance of getting to the village stop over under ...