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... to get psyched up for the return trip. But just then, the parents of our home exchange folks came for a visit. These are fantastic folks and as friendly as anyone you'll ever meet. We shot the breeze until 9:00pm or so and they left for home. While we were on the back patio we saw a hot-air balloon float by. I expect we will find ourselves on one of these things one day. Also, the moon looked great. It was time to consider packing...... ...
Weather glorious again so took the funicular up to Mercury's Vista. Quite a ride and the view was spectacular. We could see about 15 villages in the valley below from the Mercury Tower. There were also huge samples of the variety of rocks found at Baden Baden, and they dated from 142 million to 750 million years old. After our return trip on the funicular we caught a little open tourist train and learnt some more ...
... traffic-wise, than the trip from Speyer.
We got back to Speyer around 4:00 but headed out for the REWE, for some groceries. It's not fit, cheap fresh produce and cheap beer - I'm serious, the beer is really cheap and a wide range of beers.
Some sausages, produce and buns were collected and a barbeque is in the works. The parents of our hosts at the home stay visited and we chatted with them for a while. Then we were back at the ...
This time there was one performer and in front of him on a table were many odd objects: wooden shoes, long tubes, and a large round spiny cactus in a pot. He welcomed everyone and launched into a long introduction in German - by this time we had definitely mastered the art of laughing in the right places - and then began to play the objects. They were all amplified for sound, even the cactus which made ...
... Yes we did. Somewhat revived, we headed off once more. Further treats were in store for us.
The path now took us through acres of oil refineries. Did I mention that it was a hot day? Well, all that concrete and metal seemed to radiate even more heat and by the time we were cycling into the community of Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen I had had it. I just wanted to lie down somewhere cool and when a shady piece of lawn ...
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