It was cloudy and cool when we woke up and we headed off early to take the car to the garage for service. I didn’t mention getting lost, so we must have found it ok. I mentioned that it took ages for anyone to wait on us, but I don’t know if it was really busy or if most of them did not speak English. They finally did take the car in, but told us that they would only take cash for the service and told us how to get to the train station where we could get some money changed over.
The train station was close enough for us to walk to, so that is what we did. Only problem was that the rain started to pour down on us before we got there. We were soaked by the time we got there, but we got money changed over and walked back to our room. We stopped at a konditori to get some lunch on the way back to the room.
After eating, we went shopping. The only thing we bought was some tape to fix one of the air mattresses. It had a slow leak and was usually flat by morning. The plan is to tape it up when we set up camp the next time. Hopefully the rain will stop once we get out of Germany.
Karen stayed at a nearby laundromat to get the laundry done, while Alvena and I walked back to the garage to pick up the car. Unfortunately, the car wasn’t ready yet and we had to stand around for about an hour before we could leave with it. We were not happy about waiting, especially when it started raining again. There was no one around who spoke English (or admitted that they spoke English) to let us know what was going on. Finally we got the car and headed back to meet up with Karen.
Since I started posting the Heidleberg pictures 2 days before we got here, I have no more to show you – but I do have a postcard. The postcard did not fade the way my pictures did. Luckily my Paint Shop Pro does a pretty good job of fixing the pictures, but the postcard looks the same as it did when I bought it.
It would have been nice to see that much blue sky while in Heidleberg. It is a beautiful city, but seeing it in pouring rain for most of the time made us very happy to be moving on.
Tomorrow we head for Switzerland.