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Our phenomenal bus driver Michael from Irro Reisen.

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And now We are at the gate in Frankfurt’s airport waiting to board.
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We are enjoying a rest period in the middle of our last day. Girls slept in today. Today’s agenda was shopping in Frankfurt in the morning and then later a match in the evening in Heidelberg. Cheryl and I took a group of ‘late sleepers’ shopping in Frankfurt.

Hopefully the girls will all wake up enough to play a decent match. I think the girls will rise to the occasion. We’ll see.

First, the morning paper standings for the 2011 WM. What does 2011 WM mean? World Meister!

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Almost to the stadium in Mönchengladbach. Everyone is painting up and getting ready. (Köln Dom was impressive).

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Short blog entry tonight for an incredible day. Departed Augsburg and toured Dinkelsbürg, a medieval city. Drove a bit away to a small community and had lunch at a small town restaurant owned by a family Udo knows. It was awesome. Went to Rothenburg odt and one of us got lost and delayed our departure – OK, it was me. Frankfurt hostel held dinner for us and we have checked back into the Frankfurt hostel safely. Took the team to Karaoke tonight. A very busy and long day. Oh, we spent a fair amount of time in a medieval torture museum – cool.

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A full day of sightseeing. We arranged a group tour at Neuschwanstein Castle which turned out great. On the way there, we stopped at St. Colomen’s – will have to research that later. Beautiful small church in the countryside built in the 1600s.

Castle tour was awesome. Spent a lot of time there on a guided tour. Then on to Munich where we toured Marienplatz, dinner and beverages at Hofbräuhaus. We took an interesting walk from there to the National Museum using my GPS against Bill’s wishes. Bill might have been right. But we got to see the surfing in the English Garden and met the bus on time.

On the way out, we drove by the Olympic Village in Munich from the 1972 Olympics.

Tomorrow we check out of our Augsburg hostel and take the Romantic Road back to Frankfurt. We have lunch planned in Dinkelsburg and a tour in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Should be back in the Frankfurt hostel for dinner.

Girls spent A LOT OF TIME planning their attire for Wednesday’s USA vs France game.

Some of today’s pictures… Please enjoy the picture of Cheryl and her approach to dealing with me all these 24+ years. And we will need a picture party when we get home. Amil and others have taken thousand of great pictures.

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