16.05.2016 - 16.05.2016 10 °C
Today was a day of surprises.
First of all, Access Communications, our email provider blocked email sent out through our Windows mail so we have had to go to their website and enter all of our contacts and then send email through their website. It is a pain to say the least, but we do want to keep in contact with our beloved family and friends. So if your story of Day 45 was scrambled or not complete, let us know as we can receive mail we just need to use a different method of sending mail. We will try to make things right.
We decided that today we would do laundry, pick up some groceries and then this afternoon visit the Altenburg Castle here in Bamberg, Germany.
So we set off with the laundry and as we drove by the grocery stores we wondered why the parking lots were empty. We got to the laundromat and loaded our clothing into washers and struck up a conversation with a gentleman doing his laundry. It seems that today is Whit Monday and a national holiday. Who knew? No stores open and few businesses open.
While our laundry was washing, Reta went out and spotted some interesting business signs which we are sharing with you.
We finished the laundry and returned to our apartment and made lunch out of leftovers in our fridge.
We went out in the afternoon to the Altenburg Castle in Bamburg. It is a much smaller castle than those we have seen before. We climbed one of the towers and rambled around and enjoyed the cool afternoon.
We tried to get to a restaurant that our friend at the laundromat recommended but could not drive anywhere near it.
We returned home and rested and discovered that the battery in our computer mouse had died and we did not have another so we went to the local gas station to see if they would have such an item in their little store. Yes, they did have batteries and in their parking lot there was a trailer selling pizza. Wonderful, we now had the answer to supper.
We returned home with our precious pizza and some ice cream from the gas station. Voila, supper.
We will have to go out tomorrow morning in search of breakfast but we can survive that.
Lesson for today: Always check when national holidays are in states and countries that you are going to visit and make your plans around what days they are closed. By the way, in Europe, no shopping on Sundays. If you need something to get you through until Tuesday, go shopping on Saturday.