Friday 29th –
A late night meant for a late ish morning.
At 10:00 we left the hotel and by 10:30 we were sitting down at ‘Rösterei Fuchs’ for some breakfast.
Along the walk I spotted some of the knit/crocheted art we’ve spotted a variety of places during our different journeys.
We could almost have smelt our way to the restaurant as they roast coffee beans and you can smell it throughout all the nearby streets 😋
My day started out great after I had my first sip
of a delicious (and huge) chia latte coffee ☕️
Eggs, pancakes, warm breads, salads and a burger made up our assortment of foods and we were all able to start the day full and hopefully nourished enough for the exploring ahead 😏
We were surrounded by interesting sights.
Stores, houses, doors and more were all around us and begging Aunty to photograph them 😉
I personally loved these windows 😍
Up to the ‘Schwerin Castle’ we went.
There were two weddings being photographed inside and around the castle so that meant cool cars were also nearby 😏
It was one of the most decorative castles I have been inside yet and has been described as a romantic fairytale fortress in some writings.
The artwork covering the ceilings was mind blowing as well as the woodwork all throughout the flooring.
Elaborate flower designs and patterns were pieced together flowing from one room to the next.
Some of the rooms had beautiful views out into the sea and surrounding gardens and the throne room left us all with our jaws on the floor.
As we left the castle and walked on, the wind caught two card stands outside of a shop, scattering cards all over the cobblestone.
We and some others stared grabbing them up before they blew away and the lady who owned the store said we could take a free card for our help 😋
The search for food began again but this time our foodie senses didn’t work too well.
Our server wasn’t very nice, our soup turned out to be more broth then anything else and Miles German sausage was a hotdog 😆
At least the meal was decently cheap and we were filled enough to continue on 😜
We left that town around 4:00 pm and drove to Hamburg.
I slept most of the way there and Mike specifically chose to break for supper there because they had a Vapianos and Aunty was feeling like Italian food so it was a win win 😉
Also a way to more than make up for the pathetic lunch😏
Mike wanted to check out an Abercrombie store, it had stunning chandeliers throughout 😍
Once the three of us had had enough of waiting for Mike to try on clothes we went outside and people watched.
Which is fun to do anywhere but especially on one of the high-end/upper-class streets. (Just realized those descriptions are oppsities describing the same thing? high END and UPPER Class… Makes no sense really now that I’m over thinking it but that could just be me and morning not getting along yet 😜)
Fancy cars, important looking beautifully dressed people and fantastic buildings were all around us.
Mike figured he needed a Starbucks to sip on the drive so we went there quickly.
They had an interesting magnet board display that people had filled with money from all different places around the world 🌍💸
The barista made a drink and it wasn’t what Mike had ordered but they were closing and no one else was there for the drink so they gave it to us for free ☺️☕️
It’s little things like that which make your day sometimes…especially when it’s free coffee 😉
Aunty had to take a picture of the little truck and needed people beside to bring it to scale 😋🚙 If it can even be called a truck 😄
On the road again, we eventually made it back around midnight to our places of rest, Mooirivier and the cottage🏘