19.12.2014 - 19.12.2014 5 °C
Farewell to Hamburg and Hello Koln, but on the way a little stop over at Meren to check out the factory outlets. I couldn’t wait to get into the Nike shop and found a pair of boots plus a few long sleeved T’s. Lynn found a pair of all weather boots in the Croc shop, on sale, so we're both happy.
The new car meant a new SatNav to get use to. "Well not happy Jan" - she (female voice in the SatNav) keeps leading us onto the smaller roads parallel to the highway. Lynn was getting frustrated as the travel was so much slower, while I was accepting the reroutes and enjoying seeing all the little places along the way.
Yeah well it took 5 hrs to travel a 2 hr trip and by the end I was loudly demonstrating to the GPS to shut the f^#k up. Funny how a machine can do funny things to you. Almost every day of travel Lynn asks John if he is talking to her or the SatNav lady...and of course its the SatNav lady………..mmmmm not so sure LL believes my explaination.
The new hosts were Laura and Paul. Laura has 3 degrees in science, neurology and genetics...and is currently studying medicine so understandably had her head in books during most of our stay. Paul on the other hand is a freelance photographer and former drummer in a band, then a roadie for Prince and Grace Jones, so quite a character.
Yes a bottle of port and lots of conversation made a very social introduction to these hosts - and the tiny science beakers topped of the meeting extremely well...John will be on the lookout in every little secondhand and antique shop for these now.
Lynn likes the mattresses we sleep on and I know she'll grill Laura about their sourcing of such a comfortable mattress.