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Germany

It's nearly Easter, I need to buy some eggs!! I also have a lot else to do. There are still tiles and things everywhere here - it's driving me crazy...

On Easter Sunday, after church, we will be going down to Stanstead where we will be staying overnight ready to catch a plane to Munich the following morning. We will be staying 3 nights in Munich and I'm hoping to see Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles while we are there. I'm also hoping to go down into Austria for a day. That will all involve lots of time on trains but I enjoy train travel so that's not too bad!!

Today Gill is coming over and we will be going out for lunch somewhere, it will be lovely to see her and catch up on all her news. I also need to make an opticians appointment for Chris sometime... his glasses are a bit bent!!! and I need to get a key cut and I want to buy some paint brushes - I have evil plans for my house after Easter which involve a lot of white paint!!!!

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natesmountain
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)
-It's nearly Easter, I need to buy some eggs!!
OMG I haven't bought any Easter eggs! I guess I'll have to do that tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder.

I can't believe you're actually off to Germany this week! How wonderful. Those castles are meant to be just beautiful. We caught the ICE train to Heidelberg and that was great. One of our best days ever.

I'm already looking forward to the photos!
vivh
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm finding it hard to believe that we will be there this time next week... but there will be lots of photos, I promise!!
natesmountain
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
And while you're photographing the beauty of civilised Europe, I'll be hopefully deep in the bush of the central North Island photographing... the bush *g* and avoiding lahars and flash floods.
vivh
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
Well I'm looking forward to seeing NZ photos too, lots of ferns... I love ferns!!! Photos of lahars and flash floods would be exciting too... though I hope you don't run into too many of them *g*.

So when do you go on your road trip, and for how long?
natesmountain
Apr. 4th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
We go Easter Tuesday, and we drive up the country for a couple of days, then we head up to Rotorua and on to Tauranga. We'll stay up there for about five days, I guess, or as long as my mother can stand us.
Steve isn't coming, so I'll be Captain *g*
moth2fic
Apr. 5th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh!! You're going to one of 'our' bits of Germany!! My mother-in-law worked as a walking tour guide in Schwangau for some time just before WW2 and met her husband-to-be there, so it's part of family history. A really lovely place - enjoy!
vivh
Apr. 5th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I stayed in Munich briefly on the way back from New Zealand and really liked it, but we only had one night there and we were really tired, so we are going back for a bit longer this time...
moth2fic
Apr. 5th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
The drive/ride (I've done both) from Munich to Schwangau is lovely - pretty countryside and then the alps gradually raising their heads. The spring flowers should be good too. Try to get to the White Church if you can. Incredibly beautiful baroque/rococo church out in the middle of nowhere. Can't remember the history of it but it's worth seeing! There might be a bus. The castles are amazing and Ludwig is responsible for much of Germany's tourist industry!! There are some nice walks and some nice inns with typical German cooking. Fussen, the nearest proper 'town' is a pleasant place on the Austrian border.
vivh
Apr. 5th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, I'll investigate the White Church!! Fussen looks lovely in the pictures I've seen on the internet, I'm sure it will be even better in real life...

Good old Ludwig, I'd really like to get to see Linderhof too but I think I will run out of time...
moth2fic
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Linderhof is lovely, with fabulous grounds. You can't see everything in a short visit but if you like it enough you might go back or go on the way somewhere else!
vivh
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
There's never time to do everything you want in a visit, the things you can't fit in are a good reason to plan other trip!!!
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