More travels throughout Germany
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Day 188 - Monday 4th September - 2006 Dresden - Germany
Something must be wrong we woke up at 7.30 and were off by 8.30... we drove to Dresden and spent the day checking out a few more sites and Wayne managed to get his eye checked again by the same doctor which was great. We spent the night in Dresden at the same spot we stayed last time and were both exhausted by 9.00pm ... must still be jetlag or the fact that we woke up before 10am. A night of Gem coughing up another lung... yeh what fun.
Day 189 - Tuesday 5th September - 2006 Leipzig to Naumberg
Oh my God we woke up at 7.30am again and were off and driving by 8.30...
Day 190- Wednesday 6th September - 2006 Bamburg to Nuremburg
We set off about lunch time today after a great breakfast and after Gem coughed up half a lung again!! Yuk. We drove through more gorgeous little German towns with pretty houses and into Coburg... which has two very impressive castles. Then onto Bamburg which is described by lonely planet as "practically a byword for magnificence and an untouched monument to the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II" and guess what it was!! Wayne was feeling too tired to go exploring so despite feeling very sick Gem took off and did her own tour of this gorgeous town (Wayne was a little sorry he did not go when I got back 2 hours later and raved about it). Bamburg is famous for its Romanesque and Gothic cathedral which was very beautiful and impressive. However, the winding narrow streets were even more impressive with gorgeous buildings and lovely shops. The town is divided by the Regnitz River which flows very fast through the centre and the beautiful painted Altes Rathaus (old town hall) was actually sitting in the middle of the bridge that spans the river... very cute. Next we drove to Nuremburg and found our motor home spot for the night, next to a beautiful park full of gorgeous lakes. We spent the afternoon riding around on our bikes exploring the park lands and also came across the Nuremburg Volksfest which is sort of a mini version of the Brisbane Ekka. We also saw the massive stadium which recently held some of the Fifa World Cup games. Tonight we met the guy in the very clean Hymer next to us (he spent about 2 hours polishing it and made ours look very feral in comparison) ... a crazy old German guy who lives in his motor home and just travels around everywhere..
Day 191- Thursday 7th September - 2006 - Nurnburg to Wurzburg
This morning was spent exploring the town of Nurnburg which again was another gorgeous German town. Unfortunately, they are all starting to look alike!!. This afternoon we found our way to the next town of Wurzburg where we were going to meet up with Hieke and Achim. Wurzburg is full of tiny one way streets so it was interesting trying to get around in Misty and we ended up going down a few one way streets the wrong way... we think the giant Australia sign gives it away that we had no idea where we were so we did not get abused !!. We found Heike's house and caught up with her, Adriann (the baby) and Penny (the dog) and then went for a big walk through through the hills covered in Wine Yards to see a great view of the city. Tonight we had a great dinner out and then Wayne and I tried to find the local Motor Home spot, but because I had broken the external attenna for NavMan we had to rely on the normal one and we kept loosing the satellite... hence we kept getting lost. We ended up giving up on finding the parking for motorhomes and got a parking spot 2 meters from where we had orinally left 30 minutes earlier !!
Day 192- Friday 8th September - 2006 Wurzburg to Butzbach
Today we explored Wurzburg with Heike and Adriann...poor Achim had to go to work
Day 193- Saturday 9th September - 2006 - Butzbach
Well this morning we got treated like kings again to a wonderful German breakfast and then we took off into town to try and find a mechanic that could fix our driving lights. We eventually found out that there is a fiat dealer (the motor in the motor home is a Fiat) in town so we were glad to find out that they would squeeze us in on Monday morning. It was great to have someone translate for us and not have to rely upon sign language !! Tonight we went out to dinner at one of the traditional Bavarian local pubs and enjoyed some more hearty German food
Day 194- Sunday 10th September - 2006 - Butzbach
A lazy day today which started with another great German breakfast and then us entertaining ourselves playing children's games ... the best one was called Loopin Loui. This afternoon we all went for a walk to some of the local fields to pick apples and pears from the trees. Another great meal followed by too much red wine and playing board games.
Day 195- Monday 11th September - 2006 - Butzbach
We had to get up at the crack of dawn today (oh O.K it was only 6.45 but when you have a splitting headache from too much red it seems early) so that we could get the motor home in to the mechanics. Poor Richard had to go to work with a hangover. Yeh, they fixed the lights and we can now drive at night now if we need to!! Then off to give Misty a much needed bath... but the bugs were so ingrained that I had to give the front of the car a cut and polish in order to get all the dead splattered bugs off ! Wayne is going to cook some masterpiece tonight so then we hit the shops.