Knowing that neither of us had ever visited a foreign
country other than Mexico or Canada, Fessi had planned out for us a bike
trip to visit four countries in one day.
To the way of thinking of the average American, that
would be like hitting the US, Canada, Mexico and California all in one
afternoon. Well......the countries are a little bit smaller in Europe.
Actually the idea was to get our passport stamped
at the border crossings pretty much but it was a fun day none the less.
We traveled less than three hundred klicks and were
back in time for dinner after visiting Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany
and of course Suisse.
The weather was of course perfect, we still don't
know why Fessi is constantly complaining about the bad weather. We
did manage to cross the entire country of Liechtenstein in less than fifteen
minutes, including a map stop to make sure that we went the right direction
in at one of the only intersections in the country. Liechtenstein
you see is a little small for a country, but very beautiful.
We really didn't stop too much on this putt as we
were carrying only Swiss Francs for money and each country still has its
own currency until the Euro Dollar makes its appearance sometime
before the end of 2001.
For once we didn't ride any trains but we did finish
the day with a ferry ride across the Bodensea again. We probably
will never get used to riding a bike onto a ferry and crossing a lake.