Pflieger Hotel Stuttgart
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After all, mainly flat stages, today I approached the Black forest hills.
Starting in Soellingen, it went up immediately, from 100 metres up to 600 close to Ehningen.
From there it went down again through the beautiful Naturpark Schoenbuch.
Nevertheless, despite the climbing activities, the stage today was the longest so far, 106 km.
you have to work hard but it is compensated by the views ...
... walk to the station and the weather was beautiful.
[Just an aside about smoking over here - they smoke everywhere, and is really gross. Says this ex- smoker. lol. The hotel at Delemont smelt of cigarettes in the foyer - a real put-off; at another place my towel smelt of cigarettes. Yuk.]
Caught the ICN train 1615 from Delemont to Basel and arrived at 8.53. Found the train I'd planned to take to Kahlsruhe, and as we were going down the escalator ...
While Mum was visiting, we took her to see Ludwigsburg castle, now full of flowers.
It was also full of rather interesting birds, including flamingos! They exist outside of cartoons! Having only seen them in Alice in Wonderland ...
... I'd known beforehand) was the fact you can take a Porsche out for an hour or a day at pretty reasonable rates....would need some good planning to avoid the roadworks that seem to be everywhere and maximise time on the unlimited speed roads....plus pre-program the way back to the drop off. Next time
... and headed back to the hotel.
Once we returned we parked the car and took our bags up to our room through the awful cigarette and old food scented corridors. We hadn't gone to our room yet and turns out we couldn't even open the door! We tried everything and nothing seemed to work! We admitted defeat and Jess ended up going to reception to ask for help.
Jess returned with the receptionist in tow an she managed to open the door instantly. How embarrassing! ...