Hotel Le Menestrel
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This is a bit of a non-site as it's a means to an end:
Stopping place on our way to relatives and friends in Germany, time to stock up with wine and the last city to get the “once over”, Strasbourg, also a hotbed of EU activity which will become important as Dave, not our Dave) goes about getting an Extra Couple of Sausages (Copyright Dallheimers) for the UK or England if we don't have a happy family any more.
On arrival, ...
... torch for midnight excursions.. We decided to have an evening meal in the restaurant. Mine host, in his black chef's jacket this time provided us with a nice green salad as entree, followed by a pancake stuffed with spargel --white asparagus-- with a cheese sauce. Spargel seems to be a delicacy in Europe, but I prefer the green. Lilli is having problems with her phone. Trying to ring her friends, all that happens is that it phones her back ! She does not have much luck with ...
... equipment. We passed a series of thatch-roofed barns, full-timber houses and road-side meandering streams, following them deeper into the Black Forest region which, as it turns out, is quite environmentally sensitive. Modern windmills churn their large blades through the air, and hydro power is everywhere present. Marie Antoinette (on the way to meet her future husband - Louis XVI), Goethe (pronounced Go-thee) and Trollope have all been visitors.
... dinner at the Herrmann home. Rudy is training for a marathon, so he had just finished a twelve mile training run with his son, Mattias before supper. All nine of us had a wonderful time visiting and eating. Conny made sure everyone was full and happy by the end of the evening. We planned to leave the next morning, so we stayed up late taking advantage of our last opportunity to ...
... The city was the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. He is commemorated by a miniature Liberty as well as other sculptures throughout the town. Colmar was spared much destruction during the French Revolution and subsequent wars so the old town is charming with its centuries-old buildings. An area crossed by canals is known as Little Venice. We had time to visit the Unterlinden Museum which is famous for its 500 ...