|gladly in vienna|
autobahn and mix it up with the locals and their bmws and audis. zoom, out the garage and away we... crap, traffic. but every stop gave us the opportunity to whip out the german-english translation book and learn a ton of new words. some like "this road is closed," and we swear, one translated to "silly american, where do you think you're going so fast." *sigh* to the right is michelle's navigation "work space," a.k.a. her lap. glasses, map and directions. our translation book was never too far away.
turns out the autobahn is, well, a freeway. albeit, a freaking amazing freeway with flawless pavement, stunning scenery (as you head south into bavaria), ZOOMING cars and some of the finest rest stops this side of georgia, us of a. the germans give you a TON of information. it's almost overwhelming just how exactly you know where you are, what lane to use, what town is next, how far the next rest stop is... it's a masterful display of highway design. luckily, we studied this handy site before hitting the road. otherwise, it would have been "what the hell was that sign?! i think it was bright red, too! that's gotta be bad."
|trail system in bavaria, outside naila|
ok, one more thing, but check this out. this may be the coolest feature of a car we've ever seen. well, butt warmers aside, of course. it's purely european-centric, with their tiny, tiny medieval streets. one admission, in the video i mistakenly referred to german engineering but this is a french car. sorry french people. like we said, driving all day and then searching for lodging is a tiring affair!
heurigen and some more free movies in front of the rathaus.