We took a tour of some water-filled caves this morning and then this afternoon we visited the Gus Grissom Memorial. After that we headed to the nature center in the park. After a short swim in the pool, we enjoyed a big dinner to wind down the day.
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After making people out of the remains of our breakfast, we hiked around on the trails for quite a while today both before lunch and after. Both times we made it to the Spring Mill Village where there is a working grist mill.
We drove down to the Spring Mill Inn today and here is just a taste of what we got to enjoy on the ride down with monkey butt.
We survived another week of work. It was pretty uneventful as we mastered the art of sleeping most of the day away several days last week. On saturday, Curtis, Nate and I went to Munich by train and spent the day touring the Mercedes dealership, downtown Munich, BMW dealership, Deutsches Museum, Hofbrauhaus and the olympic stadium. The first picture is the train we took from our town to a connecting train about 15 minutes away. It took us about an hour to get to Munich by train.
Curtis and I took a trip saturday down to the town of Schwangau to see a couple castles. We were able to tour one and just walked around the outside of the other. After that we made a quick trip to Austria and then headed home. In the evening we went to see a German rock band at a festival about a half hour north of our hotel with Markus.
We have had a good first week in Germany and this weekend we are planning to do some sight-seeing to some castles and maybe a lake if the weather cooperates.
Here is what is left of our sweet rental car.
This is the banana split I enjoyed Thursday after dinner.
This is a picture I took on Thursday morning’s run of the Therme which is a large swimming pool with a retractable roof. I haven’t been inside but I hear that on the weekends there is nude swimming, so maybe if I have a day free.
This is one of the paths that I get the pleasure of running on. On Thursday morning I scared a deer out of the bushes and also saw a fox or something similar.
We have had a good couple days of class, although the weather lately has been kind of rainy, but the temperature at night is very comfortable even with the windows open. Our classroom gets very warm during the day, but hey, I am getting wonderful German snacks in the morning and my choice of pretty much whatever I want for lunch all for free. Our instructor lets us take very generous breaks and usually waits until everyone is in the classroom to begin. Here are some of the photos I have had a chance to take over the last several days. On tuesday we went to a toy store and walked around town.
This was a castle in nearby Buchloe that Curtis and I saw while driving around the country on Sunday.
I haven’t yet figured out what this sign said. I think it says something is forbidden. It was at the damn near Bad Worishofen.
This is the bus station in town here.
We spotted this special smart car in town while we were looking for a place to eat.
I have many more pictures that I can show everyone when I get back. Have a great day!