Small Car ….BIG Trip

In the summer of 2006, I flew to England to visit my friends Rob and Caroline and their two kids – Aby and Zak. (Jose flew out two weeks later to join us)

I was going to be visiting for a month and we jam-packed the entire trip. When it was all said and done, I had been to England, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria in about two weeks. Even more incredible, we drove from a London suburb to southern Germany in THIS vehicle.

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YES that’s right…all FIVE…5…yes FIVE of us – traveling at high speeds on the autobahn in a Peugot.
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Regardless of the tight spaces, we had a great time. We visited friends of Rob and Caro’s in Germany. We toured Nurenberg — Check out the “old” reflection on the “new” building.

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Good Friends – Zak, Aby, Rob, Caro, Christian and Elke
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Yummy Food – CHECK OUT THE SIZE OF THAT PRETZEL!!
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…. Back in the car and on to Schloss Neuschwanstein for a night.
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and shouldn’t all castles have a satellite dish? (look carefully)
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We had dinner at a local restaurant. I had jager schnitzel and spaetzel and it was delicious!
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Our travels continued to Berchtesgaden to see the Eagle’s Nest. This was an amazing view. Honestly, words cannot describe how amazing it was – or how small you felt up on the top of that mountain! We took a scary (but exhilarating) bus ride up a windy mountain roads– you can see a wider portion of it here

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We crossed over the Austrian border and toured Salzburg.

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and saw some InCreDibLe pretzels!!! wowie
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Eventually, we made our way back to England (via a pit stop in Brugge for a Belgium fry and waffle run in our pjs)
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Whew — that’s it for tonite –


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One Response to Small Car ….BIG Trip

  1. valerie says:

    Oh my goodness Christine – FOOD????

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