Finally in Germany

Trip Start Sep 07, 2013
Trip End Oct 19, 2013

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Trucks & Tunells

Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Friday, October 4, 2013

Left motel this morning for 4 and a half hour trip along the back country roads through the Italian & Austrian alps avoiding trucks and tolls. GPS had another idea though. Plan was to drive a few leisurely hours then stop somewhere half way for the night, maybe near a lake or something like that, and arrive at Inzell on Saturday morning. Set GPS for country roads and that is the way we started, nice little roads with the kids waving to all the farmers who couldn't care less. That lasted for all of 10 klm before it insisted on taking us back to the highway with the trucks & tolls. No mater what we did it would not budge. Then I had the idea to get the one we purchased out of the box & try that but it did the same thing.  So along the motorway  at 130 we went, until you hit the never ending road works. All good as you still seen a lot of the country side but only a lot  faster. One thing about this side of the world they don't mess around with clearing mountains for roads they go straight through. Longest tunnel was 6.5 klm and there was plenty of others roughly the same. No problems with the tolls this time and felt quite proud of myself. Discovered if you have the right money, are in the right line, plus have a ticket and aware you are even on a motorway due to trucks blocking all the signs you are ok. But crossing three countries on one road with three different systems and not knowing what any sign says is sometimes challenging.
Left Italy, drove through Austria and now staying in Germany. Staying in a picture postcard type chalet with a restaurant & bar. Another fantastic meal without bread which the Italians seem to love. Town looks and feels a lot like Jindabyne. Here for three nights and going to Salzburg tomorrow for a bit of culture. Alice has been advised she is not to enter any shops that contain breakables.
Auf wiedersehen.
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