Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Germany.....the beer, the cars....the speed

My family had a great time in Germany. The long flight annoyed my daughter. Halfway back she turned to me and said, "I want to go outside please"....she's just 2 years old.

I rented a BMW 525D wagon from Sixt. It was my first time driving a BMW and a diesel. I loved both.

From Frankfurt we went to Nuremburg to Munich to Dachau to Hohenschwangau to Rothenburg, to Heidelberg to Stuttgaurt to and then back Frankfurt.

We drove 1600 Kilometers and got 39.1 MPG. I drove 200 kilometers per hour on the autobahn and was passed several times. Crazy!

I drank a lot of beer. Only once did I order a "Radler"....which is beer with lemonade. I did it by mistake. After a few sips I told my wife, "This beer is really tart." She then smiled and said, "Yeah you ordered a Radler." Hmmm yeah I had a few before that.

Aside from computers and flying...I love cars. Driving around Germany I was like a kid in a candy store. I loved looking at all the cars I only see in magazines. European cars have much more style than cars sold in the United States.

After getting back home we were all exhausted. I proclaimed we were done flying long trips for the rest of the year. I was debating a flight to Tokyo next November for the Motorshow. Eh....dunno....I think my daughter would start hating flying if I took her on a super long trip.

Here are a few photos from the trip.

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1 comment:

  1. Matthias K√ľnnethSeptember 27, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    Next time you call me :-) Yes it is fun to drive arround with a lot of power........the most fun is to drive a pass with that kind of car. Like the Stilfser Joch in Austria. So have fun in the air again.

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