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Stefan picked me up at the morning and I went to the Rutgers offices where we met to discuss business for a few hours, and I was fed a lunch. Then I was put into a different car with two very strange Germans, both by the name of Tomas (I am writing this for their benefit, as I am giving them the address to my blog, and this will test whether or not they have read it). Honestly it was a very fun drive, though Tomas #1 could not talk ...
... in German which we followed to make our way through the fortress. There were several rooms for guns with a smaller room beside it where the lookout was. The guns took four men to operate and two more who would bring ammunition. Depending on where the target was, different men would be in charge of positioning the guns. There was another room where the factors that would affect the shot were calculated and then communicated to the gun ...
... that I was about to embark on. I wanted to come back a fresh new person who knew exactly what he would be doing with the rest of his life. I wanted stumble across an epiphany somewhere along the trip. I wanted to slip, fall, and bump my head and have a vision of the future. I was thinking more in terms of the destination as opposed to the journey. Looking back now I think that that was quite silly. I often ...
... in every direction we looked. The rain came on torrentially; large splats throwing themselves at the window faster than the wipers could carry them away. There are two speed limits in France, one for when it is dry and one for when it is raining, so we putted along all the way to Switzerland. There were accidents along the way, slowing us further, so the destination time on my GPS slipped more and more, so that we didn’t pull into Sempach, Switzerland until almost ...
... along the lakeside. We then had the short train ride to Malters, the little bistro for an evening meal and an evening of quiet reading/Knitting/logging photos!
I have just realised that when we planned this trip we bought a two persons Transport Pass so all these differing excursions were mainly paid for by that ticket. Absolutely the way to do it. No queueing for tickets every day, no worry about the extra expense and they apply to ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Balsthal
This was a lovely hotel, and the front desk personnel were always cheerful and helpful. The hotel had a restaurant where we had dinner and it was absolutely delicious.
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