Old town Schaffhausen
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August 18th, 2008 – by: portia
Kevin's dad designed his own house, being an architect. Their house was open and bright, with lots of plants indoors and out on the patio. The winter garden is a bit like a greenhouse, with glass all around, so when it's cool or wet or snowy, they can enjoy it without being affected by the weather. It's obviously one of their favorite rooms! We both tried out his rowing machine for a few minutes of exercise, played with Douglas the dog.
About noon we went for a walk down to the old town of Schaffhausen without the dog, so Chuck talked to every dog we met along the way. He really likes Douglas. Of course we missed our puppies at home, but we can't take them everywhere :(
Old town was very colorful, and lots of people sitting at the ourdoor cafes and restaurants. It was warm in the sun. We walked toward the Rhien River, and stopped at the restaurant of the old customs house for a drink. Afterwards, we climbed up to the Munot (Munotverein), a fort dating back to the 1500's, a famous local landmark. It is situated on the top of a hill, with grape vines along the hillside. It is a stone structure. We went up from behind the customs house.
We climbed down the stairs through a vineyard back into town, and then went through an old convent, out through the town square, which was not very active. Back on the main street of old town, we had an ice cream cone and then slowly headed back home after about 4 hours in town!
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