A Quick Drive to France

Trip Start Apr 04, 2011
Trip End Jun 14, 2011

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Flag of France  , Alsace,
Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday was a day of surprises for us. It started with breakfast, Karl and Angelika picked us up at the apartment and took us back to Globus where we met more of their friends. They seemed to like driving us around and feeding us and of course we can't complain about that! After breakfast they asked us if we'd like to go for a drive to see some of the surrounding towns and since we were in a foreign country with no other transportation, we immediately agreed and we settled into the back seat of the car to enjoy the scenery. As it turns out, our short drive turned into an international trek when we crossed the border into Frankreich (France). We knew that it was close this whole time, but it only took about 45 minutes of driving for us to be able to read the signs again! We found ourselves at a supermarket, getting gas (cheaper here) and canned Coke which you can't find in Germany and Angelika prefers. At the next stop we picked up all of the essentials for a picnic, bread, cheese, salami and ham, and of course a bottle of wine. Needless to say, we were both thrilled at how this day was going! We crossed the border back into Germany and headed for Angelika's favorite spot, a small pond where she told us she goes to feed her duck. We thought she must have meant to feed the ducks, but when we arrived we realized that there was only one female duck in the bunch and she headed right over when we walked by. So apparently this duck was waiting for Angelika to show up with the food! They told us to eat as much as we liked because it was all for us, including the bottle of wine because they weren't drinking. We did our best, but we still had food leftover for dinner that they sent us home with. With a half bottle of wine each, we settled back into the car for the quick trip back to the apartment. It wouldn't be long before we saw them again though!
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