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Travel Blogs from Schiltigheim
... we toured (requires men to where jackets and ties and no tennis shoes) so we didn't go there again after the early afternoon tour either. But we took pictures.
Walked around the town and took in the ambience. Had dinner with some folks from the tour and had the obligatory Black Forest cake...yum!
Early morning again tomorrow so I will say...
Mary, Dar, Don and Cindy
On awaking our first thoughts were that we couldn't hear the pitter patter or raindrops that we had become accustomed to, this had to be good. On opening the curtains,however a right pea-souper was revealee. We could not see a hundred yards or metres down the valley. We decided on a leisurely start in the hope that it would clear up, because as today was,our final day in the Black Forest we wanted to explore ...
Geoff did not fall about laughing when I told him, but I was quite proud of it.
Back to the car as it was starting to rain and retraced our steps to Gutach where there is a fascinating open air folk museum with over twenty exhibits of different regional styles of farm houses and mills set in a park. It stopped raining and allowed us to have a very enjoyable afternoon getting a feel of what it must have been like as a farmer two or three hundred years ...
... know what you will come across next. There is also a memorial to the Black Forests leading writer, politician and priest Heinrich Hansjakob who died in 1916. Apparently he wrote novels about the resaurants in the area which seems a good thing to do. We visited the church and viewed the war memorial outside. The number of dead in the 1939-45 war outnumbered those of 1914-18 by three to one , I ...
... after about 5 minutes. He had no english and I'm not sure if he helped us at all in the end, but it was very kind of him to try.
We carried on through the Lorraine and Alsace regions (which I learnt about in history at school) and along the motorway at Strasbourg during rush hour. Jim and I both had a good long drive to get used to driving on the opposite side of the road. They had rest areas called "Aires" every 20km's or ...
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