We have exactly 25 more weekends here and 12 are already booked with some kind of trip or obligation. There is no time to dilly dally. Keith looked up the top places to go in Germany and the first one on the list was Heidelberg Castle. We left Friday afternoon, had a picnic dinner on the train, and got into Heidelberg in time to swim, hot tub, and sit in the sauna. The sauna and steam room area had a sign that said swimsuits prohibited. I stuffed my straps in my towel and soaked up the heat while looking down and ignoring the few naked people around me. Saturday afternoon I was not so lucky. The naked area seemed pretty quiet so I wrapped my towel around me, opened the sauna door, and was shocked and horrified to see all three tiers of the sauna full. Now I know us Americans have a reputation of being uptight when it comes to nudity, but there was nothing up or tight that I saw in the sauna. I'm thinking Americans got it right, no one wants to see that. Needless to say, the rest of the pool time was spent strictly in the swimsuit permitted areas.
Heidelberg is a great little town on the river Neckar. We spent most of Saturday at the Heidelberg Castle. We had a tour guide that made the castle come to life and I am convinced that a live tour guide is well worth the extra money. It was freezing and after the tour we wandered around the old town, had lunch in a very old pub, and then went back to our hotel to get warm in the hot tub. That evening Kelly and I did a little shopping and then ended up at Kelly's favorite place, Subway, for dinner.
|This picture was borrowed from the Internet - the castle was beautiful in the evening.|
|This stands as a reminder to Kelly to never cut bangs.|
|Keith took this beautiful picture from the same vantage point as the night shot.|