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Sunday, August 21, 2005
  Ulm, week two!
I’m really having some fun over here in Germany.

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A few of us went south today. We drove to Lake Constance in the south of Germany. A very beautiful place, unfortunately, the weather wouldn’t cooperate, so I think we’ll have to go back. I was told that the lighthouse on Lake Constance is the oldest in Europe. All these little villages look like they come out of story books.


While we were wandering around the lake we came across a fairly large square and it was about 12:15 and these bells started going off. I knew I recognized the song and then one of the people I was with started singing it…oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine! I know that’s not what it was playing, but it makes you think about where our history really comes from in the U.S.

Then, as we were walking a little farther into this little town on the Lake, I saw what appeared to be the turret room of a castle. I took a picture from a distance and we started to walk up to it. Figured I’d get a little better picture. Check out this picture and look at what’s hanging out the window! I didn’t see Rapunzel, only her golden locks hanging from the window!

After that, we drove a good way around the lake. So today, I’ve been in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All in one day! How cool is that? I’m a little bummed about it, I didn’t even get stopped to have my passport stamped. I guess this European Union thing has all the countries around here set up like states. When I go down there next time I will try to find a place that does that kind of thing. I’d just like to have the stamps in my passport.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Apparently, the autobahn isn’t one road. It’s like our interstate system in the U.S. It seems to me that any road that starts with A over here, like our interstates start with I is part of what they call the autobahn. Well, this Opel (yeah they still make Opels) that I’m driving with the turbo diesel will go at least 210 KPH. And it does it quite well! I had to get out of the gas because my exit was coming up. I would have tried it earlier but for most of the day the roads were to wet. It really seemed to upset the guy in front of me in the BMW Z4 that couldn’t get away from the guy in the station wagon! What’s really cool is it was legal! I figured the cars here would have speedometers like ours only reversed. You know, KPH on the top and MPH on the bottom. But they only list KPH, so, I’ll have to do the math, but it was fast! Man was it fast!

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