Chälengrabenschlucht

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the castle

Border Triangle

 

The next morning we enjoyed our breakfast outside again, with the dog and cat keeping us company. The weather was still beautiful, but not as hot as the day before. So, far only one drawback as we were soon to find out. There were no plugs. So we did not get a chance to charge the batteries for the camera. And even though the kids packed extra – they ended up being empty. Never fails.. so you just have to trust me that Switzerland is indeed very beautiful. Before we left the hostel we signed the guest book and Sam drew a quick sketch of the castle in it. The hosts were super nice and we hope to go back there one day.

 

 Since it has cooled off, we decided to have a try at the Chälengrabenschlucht before leaving for home.

At work
It is right in the next town over and it was so nice in there. Very cool, easy walk for a while, but we did not go all the way up, for further up, walking shoes were required and with only sandals and the little one dragging along, I thought better safe then sorry.  The older kids went to explore a cave and went all the way back to the car for a flashlight, just to be disappointed, because it was so short. I was trying to convince my mom to go to down to grab stuff for a BBQ since there was a table and a grill right in the canyon – but she was too cold and wanted to enjoy the last rays of sunshine, before heading back.

 

We continued on, stopped one more time at Migros for drinks, since it was getting so hot again and then decided to take a look at the border triangle bridge in Weil. It was also nice, but not something I would drive there for just to see it.

finish
As we continued on and traffic again was so horrible and it was hot, we decided to get off the Autobahn again, while we were cursing all the dutchies and their mobile homes (no offense), nothing personal in it, of course. There school holidays must have been over. Every other car had yellow plates – NL or F. After another hour of driving in the heat, we were close to Freiburg and we decided to just find a lake and instead of sitting in the car, we drove around, found a lake and relaxed for a couple hours and cooled off. Right before Heidelberg we stopped in a small town for dinner and met with a friend and it was one of the best places I have ever eaten at.  I will write a review about it, because if you are ever in that area, you should not miss it.

 

It was a very short vacation and now it seems like we did a lot, but actually we had plenty of time for everything. Just the drive was too long, because of the traffic, so never again during school summer holidays.   

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the castle
the castle
At work
At work
finish
finish
Perfect size dog
Perfect size dog
Still waking up
Still waking up
Coffee - somebody give the kid cof…
Coffee - somebody give the kid co…
And what would you like?
And what would you like?
We are having fun
We are having fun
but, no sorry, no eating off the t…
but, no sorry, no eating off the …
saying bye to the cat
saying bye to the cat
and the kid
and the kid
Chälengrabenschlucht
Chälengrabenschlucht
Border Triangle
Border Triangle
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photo by: dahling