Day 14: Rain Day Rest Day July 14
Slept really well and really late. We went down for breakfast 15min late! But it was still there and we seem to be the only ones staying here. We decided to take a rest day today since our things were still drying and it was still quite overcast and showery, so we paid for another night and went on a walk to see the town. First we tried tourist information, the. We took a walk around the city walls which were built in the 1300s. We managed to find a little Internet outside o the city to check email and post a blog. We went to the local outdoor museum where all these traditional buildings from the Rhön area have been relocated. It was very well done showing all the construction and restoration as well as keeping all of the buildings open and functional. The brewery still makes a batch of beer every year for a festival and the oil mill still produces rapeseed oil on occasion. We had lunch in the restored Inn on site. Andrea accidentally ordered a local delicacy, pork and veggies in aspic (meat jelly). It wasn't as bad as it sounds and the bratkartoffelen (friend potatoes) were really good. Always try something new. Sometimes it will surprise you. After napping we worked on the bikes a bit and starting packing up all the bags again which were strewn about our small hotel room. At dinner downstairs a he hotel, we saw the darnedest thing. We noticed that last night it was ladies night. Two tables were completely full of ladies laughing and drinking beer. Tonight we had a group of about 10 70-80 year olds wearing Orange neckerchiefs with a logo that matched the candle on their table and an all men's table that seemed to be the rowdy old man's cloud that kept trying to out-chuckle the Orange neckerchiefs. Today was a nice restful rest day. The weather should be nice tomorrow, so off we go through Bavaria!
The World is Ours!