One of the really fun things about traveling with other people, having done a lot on my own as well, is that you end up doing a whole lot of things you would never have otherwise done...for instance the Halloween walk at my God kid's school, and youngest REALLY wanted to ride a bike...Hanover is fantastic for this...so we rented bikes, for 7.50 a day...great. We had a blast and she is now a much better rider than she was; when it is flat.
We made it to the Nanas...thanks to the bikes. I took a million pictures, but haven't had a chance to post them....I will have to put up an entire album by the time I am done...like it better when they kind of trickle in...I can post more in total....
I also tasted one of the best hot chocolates I have ever had, though I have to say that the Catalans make WICKED hot chocolate, when it is good....but this was great....in a Dutch restaurant in Hannover...SOOO good....I think Hannover must have one n in German or English and two in the other because I keep seeing the signs both ways, either that or I am wildly distracted....
I also never would have gone to the local swimming pool...(and hopefully not picked up German foot disease while there. Didn't think of bringing flops) but the kids had an absolute BLAST. Youngest did develop a rash afterwards, we had a brief discussion about whether it could be jellyfish larvae again, and decided not.
Glad to be home though. Germany, or at least Hanover gets pretty hairy after dark, even if it is only about 7pm on a Friday. That wasn't so much fun, and what is it about all the groups of drunken/stoned teens, mostly boys, and the lone drunks with GIANT freaking bottles, and the fifteen year old girls on the trams with a bottle of vodka each?
What is that about?
They don't seem over fond of kids in costumes who speak English either...or at least they were practicing a very limited English vocabulary specialising in four letter words starting with F. Ho hum.
Not a warm and fuzzy feeling there. Kind of a nasty sour note to end off a charming day.