We actually had expected to couch-potatoe away the whole Sunday, because the weather forecast predicted long periods of rain, and in fact the night was filled with heavy and deafening showers. But the morning was more or less dry, and by early afternoon weather conditions turned out to be stable enough for us to decide to snoop around through the area a little bit.
Our first stop was the little town of Durbach where the local museum showed a collection of vintage motorcycles, scooters, bicycles and small cars to be admired (see also post below!). Particularly beautiful was a blue BMW Isetta, but we were also impressed by various BMW, NSU and Griffon bikes, all in perfect shape, looking like they were manufactured just yesterday.
The museum also included a bee house, an old wooden flour mill, a wood oven for baking bread and a variety of local grapevines. And a table full of cake, which was just too tempting for us...
Next stop was the city of Kehl, right at River Rhine and adjacent to Strasbourg on the French side. Both cities created a joint park on both sides of the river, connected by the 'Passarelle de Deux Rives', a pedestrian bridge built in 2004 by a Parisian architect. Both sides of the park were pretty crowded, and we heard a lot of French from passers-by!
One of the reasons we visited Kehl was the fact that there is the only East-Indian restaurant around, and we had been craving for Indian food so long now. The restaurant was pretty good, and for the first time since we came to Germany we got to enjoy authentic Indian Tomatoe Soup, Eggplant Pakora, Butter Chicken, Palak Paneea (Spinach), Mango Lassi and a glass of Kingfisher. Yummy!!!
This day definitely turned out to be much better than expected!