Riquewihr without the crowds
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We both slept well but I woke up at 6:00 with the sudden realization that I hadnâ€™t checked voicemail all weekend. I couldnâ€™t get back to sleep so I dressed, went to the car and got the cell phone. I had to walk to the church to get a cell signal but had nothing on voicemail. Climbed back into bed and slept until 9:30. I dressed and went downstairs while Linda got ready. Karl and Gisela were having breakfast so I sat with them until they left at 10:00. Linda came down a few minutes later and we were joined for breakfast by Tassos and Sophia. We had a delightful conversation over a long and leisurely breakfast, then went up to finish packing. When I tried to pay for the room, I discovered that Karl had already settled the bill. We said goodbye to Tassos and Sophia and headed to Riquewihr as they headed for Strasbourg.
We had a great time in Riquewihr as it was not crowded and we had lots of time. This is a very nice town. There's almost nowhere you can aim your camera without getting a nice picture and we found the people to be almost universally friendly. We enjoyed Flammkuchen and Riesling at a street cafĂ©. Flammkuchen, also known as Tarte FlambeĂ©, is rather like a thin pizza with cream and onions as the topping. It's a bit different and quite tasty. After lunch, we found a rather strange gentleman playing a clarinet in front of a store and learned that his name was Hubert Bannwarth. Heâ€™s made a number of CDâ€™s and was selling them from the store. I planned on buying one but ended up buying two with a third thrown in. Neat guy and great salesman!
Weâ€™d walked enough so we decided to leave Riquewihr to find a hotel in RibeauvillĂ©.