Wednesday 5-2-2018 Prague to Rothenstadt

Up at 5:00am today. Breakfast at 6:00am. Had coffee, orange juice, eggs, bacon and cabbage with peppers.

Had to get on the bus at 7:00am. Kathryn was picking us up at Lauf an der Pegnitz, so had them load our bags last.

We had people from a couple of other tours join us and some from our tour leave. Sad to see them go. The couple with the 7 month old baby were some that left. They sat beside us the whole tour.

Some Spanish speaking people joined the tour. A girl from Brazil and her mother now sat beside us. The girl had been an exchange student in Iowa and liked cold weather.

A lot of beautiful scenery and farms on the ride.

We stopped at a rest area just before the German border for a break.

We went into McDonalds for a restroom break and coffee. The newly married Saudi couple bought us coffee.

We rode on to the Bavarian village of Lauf an der Pegnitz. It is a very picturesque village with a covered wooden bridge and classic German architecture.

The city center was especially quaint.

We sadly said goodbye to those we had met, like the family from the Philippines. Both parents were doctors.

We then carried our bags to the Hugo Gastronomie and had lunch.

Cathy had a curry soup and I had a ham, salamie, cheese and egg sandwich and Pils beer. All delicious.

Soon Kathryn and AJ joined us

Kathryn drove us to their home in Rothenstadt.

Erik had to work late, so Kathryn drove us to Neustadt an der Waldnaab where we ate at Messer in the hotel. Cathy had spaghetti carbonara and Kathryn and I had Jagerschnitzel, a favorite of Erik and Kathryn. We took a take out order of Jagerschnitzel for Erik.

On the way home Kathryn showed us the Rothenstadt Maibaum (May Pole) erected on April 30.

And the fire to burn the witches to end winter

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