Crossing Germany and reaching journey's end, mile # 2222

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Polish / German border

In reaching the German border, the humidity was letting up. It was still in the mid 90’s but, I could atleast breathe.


I had been feeling better about driving faster. Since Krakow I had been on the highway. I had been able to distance myself from others so….I had begun to make better time. It had taken me 6 ½ hours to go from The High Tatras in Slovakia to the Polish / German border. I still had 7 ½ + hours to go! AAARRGGHH!!!


I stopped near Berlin to fill up with gas. I had been able to get almost 32 mpg through Poland and was trying to get to a point that the next tank full would hopefully get me home.


The highway was lightly traveled through Germany, thank God.

Final light of the day as I reach Nederlands
I continued to make good time and I was in Western Germany by the time the sun was going down. The sun setting was very dramatic.


I reached the Germany / Nederlands border around 11:00 PM. I was tired but, I had already done the hard part.


I made in home just after 01:00 am. I had driven for 14 ½ hours and driven close to 900 miles. Both of these numbers are a record for one day, for me. I was so glad to be home.


I regret what I missed out on but vow to take the opportunity at a different time. I have great memories of Slovakia and my trek to get there and back. I had seen and experienced much and so had the Saab. I had driven over 2200 miles around Europe all by myself. This was another milestone for me. I was proud of myself as this was a big moment.

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Polish / German border
Polish / German border
Final light of the day as I reach …
Final light of the day as I reach…
A beautiful Central German sunset …
A beautiful Central German sunset…
Southbound traffic in Western Germ…
Southbound traffic in Western Ger…
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