Obnoxious girls, slow autobahn, and bathroom fees

Weimar Travel Blog

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some type of hill/volcano/rock from the autobahn

6am came too quickly as I got about 3 hours sleep. While we were stopped waiting for the elevator to go down to breakfast, some short dark haired girl yelled out to her friend, "We'll have to find another guy to buy us dinner tonight!". She then looked at my friend, Suzi and me and stated, "Some guy bought us dinner last night". I honestly didn't hear her so I looked at her dumbfounded while Suzi said "Uh huh". Really what were we to say. When we went down to breakfast, 2 very long lines awaited us and after given our room #, the longer of the 2 was ours. By the time we got to the actual buffet there was no butter, no buns & only one type of bread and some cheeses and like one type of meat left. I grabbed what was left of the spread, ham and bread and Suzi & I disgustingly looked for a place to sit.

somewhere on the autobahn near Weimar
Luckily a Spanish lady nodded to let us sit across from her. Since neither of us knew the other's language, we smiled and pointed. What had happened was that the spread I picked up for my sandwich was actually a chocolate cream! I put it on my ham sandwich anyways. Nothing goes un-noticed by Suzi. :) She said "Did you put that chocolate on your sandwich?" and I replied "Yes I did" with a matter of fact voice. I meant it in a way that "there was nothing else to put on it". Actually it was pretty good. This may be a new trend for myself. The Spanish lady started giggling and I thought it was because she saw what I did. Here she put sugar on her hard boiled egg instead of salt! She was pointing to the sugar & then to the egg and I showed her what I did to my sandwich.
from a distance
So we had a good laugh from the lack of food situation.

There was a light rain when we departed Frankfurt at 7:30 and were introduced to Tunde, Franco and a tour director in training, Analishka (sp?) So with our Hungarian guide, Italian bus driver, Polish trainee and our brand spank-in new (1 1/2 day old) bus, our tour started. The road we used was the AUTOBAHN and traffic was not going fast as I had imagined.. Even in the passing lane, vehicles were not flying by, maybe 65 miles per hr. I was disappointed in the autobahn! I felt like I was back home & we were on the Pennsylvania turnpike. I had heard so much about how fast it was and it was not. Maybe it was the part we were on, I don't know.
  Our first stop at TRUCKERSTUBEN consisted of 2 tall pillars that represented the borders between east and west Germany.
On our new bus that had a screen to moniter our progress
This was where we would have to shell out the first of much money to pay to  use a toilet!  I briefly thought about holding it but the next stop wasn't until 11:30, so 50 euro cents it was. Germany seemed to have large amounts of graffiti on anything and everything. At first I wondered if most was professionally done because some of it was really pretty.
   Next stop: WEIMAR, known for Luther, Schiller and Goethe and earlier as the "Athens of Germany". We had lunch at a small place called Frischback where we just pointed to what we wanted; which was a pizza with cola for 3.30 euros. There was a cool seashell/fossil shop and a bank that looked like a palace. Why don't any of our banks look like that? Weimar also had its share of graffiti that took away from some of the otherwise pretty buildings. We were here about an hour so by this time it was sunny and warm and it also included another 50 euro cents bathroom fee. Our 3rd stop was a gas station for 30 minutes. Near Jena, we saw a Trabant Car also known as a "cardboard car". We were all amazed at the looks of it. Later we arrived in Berlin.

euphemy says:
I was there as part of a tour group which was one of our stops. There is a museum and some cute shops. We were only here for less than 2 hours. I would say it took about 3 hours from Frankfurt to Weimar. (not sure on the milage)
Posted on: Apr 30, 2008
viciousv04 says:
So what is there to do in Weimar? What were you doing there? How fa ris Frankfurt from Weimar?
Posted on: Apr 29, 2008
lauro says:
jhahahaha! kerry! that was a fun story!!!! hahaha.. wow.. its amazing you guys.. i mean.. there you go with bad situation and just laught it off! :DDD and put your dampend spirits high again! way to go! :DDD
Posted on: Aug 19, 2007
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some type of hill/volcano/rock fro…
some type of hill/volcano/rock fr…
somewhere on the autobahn near Wei…
somewhere on the autobahn near We…
from a distance
from a distance
On our new bus that had a screen t…
On our new bus that had a screen …
pretty scenery
pretty scenery
Germany scenery
Germany scenery
TRUCKERSTUBEN stop which was our 1…
TRUCKERSTUBEN stop which was our …
a quaint little town
a quaint little town
Konola
Konola
the 2nd of the 3 fortresses
the 2nd of the 3 fortresses
one of 3 fortresses given to a wif…
one of 3 fortresses given to a wi…
Goethe and Schiller statue in Weim…
Goethe and Schiller statue in Wei…
Schiller museum in Weimar
Schiller museum in Weimar
Why dont our banks look like this?
Why don't our banks look like this?
Weimar
Weimar
in the square
in the square
where we ate
where we ate
sign for the autobahn
sign for the autobahn
Jena
Jena
Suzi
Suzi
Many, many windmils used for energy
Many, many windmils used for energy
more windmills
more windmills
our last stop was at a petrol stat…
our last stop was at a petrol sta…
Trabant car on the autobahn
Trabant car on the autobahn
Weimar
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