• Day32

    A day out in Bamberg

    January 15, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Dave and I did our morning stroll across the park to the bakery. On the way home snow was falling on us and it was so peaceful and serene walking through the park. I just want to hang onto this memory. Serenity was soon to be broken, we arrived back to the apartment with our bedroom floor flooded. The shower is in our bedroom and is an open shower. The water decided not to drain away and Brodie didn't notice it until he had finished then had to get dressed before he could get Kellie to help him. We have a huge rug in our room so that was nicely soaking up the water. My bag was on the floor full of souvenirs, but they had shifted that to safety. Half an hour later every towel soaked, the rug dripping over the clothes horse we had breakfast, yes that memory will be lasting. We had to wash all the towels so we couldn't leave until they were finished. A very late start to the day. We headed off to Bamberg which is less than an hour away by train. It took about 15 minute walk to reach the old part of the town. It was well and truly lunch time by the time we got to the centre. We found a quaint place which we were seated out in a covered courtyard and had heaters. Another nice lunch and a relaxing hour. Kellie was stoked as the waiter made her a vodka fanta. Bamberg is famous for its breweries, so Dave sampled the local beer. After lunch we followed a tourist trail around the old town. All day the snow showers would come and go. The good thing about the snow is it doesn't stop you from walking you just keep going and enjoy it. The kids had snowball fights whenever they could. We caught the train back and we had to go to the train station's grocery store as ours is closed on Sundays. It's a small shop and is chokkers with people. We got back to our apartment a bit after 6pm. Eggs for tea as we had a decent lunch. We are all a bit weary today, so an early night.

    Photo 1 - Bamberg Town Hall
    Photo 2 - Kids having a snowball fight
    Photo 3 - Where we had lunch
    Photo 4, 5 & 6 - Around Bamberg
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    Annette Luckraft

    Finally have some time to let you know we still love seeing your photos and blog. Glad to Kellie has the making of an angel on Facebook. Brodie needs to have shorter showers. It may not have been such a flood! Glad he is enjoying the snow. The couple of photos of rail stations reminded me of those depressing movies over the years of war time Germany and the transporting of prisoners. You will be getting good use out of your thermals. It's been on the radio news here of the "cold snap" Europe is having at present.

    Annette Luckraft

    We had the car "show & shine" on the foreshore yesterday. We did the sausage sizzle for the Muscle Car run again, plus Mick Hart did up a stage and music and we did demo's in Rockabilly dancing. Busy day but we made money and had really good feed back about the dancing. Theres a bit happening with it at Tunarama as well. I'm having to be very careful with my shoulder as it "froze up" on me last week. Could not use it. Plenty of drugs got it moving again a bit. Booked in for a scan this week and hopefully some cortisone.

    Annette Luckraft

    Sandra is being keep very busy with Malcolm's four. I have been going down to swimming lessons some days with her as you need eyes in the back of your head to watch them all. She had a really bad night last night. Her back has gone on her. She is off to the Doctors this afternoon. Malcolm and Dannyelle due back late Wednesday. I will offer to take the kids to the beach tomorrow so she can have a rest.

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