Not to be outdone by the previous morning’s breakfast selections, July 5th brought this:
After breakfast we packed up the car and headed to the North Sea, specifically to the town of Bremerhaven. Here’s Bruce driving on the Autobahn (insert scary face here!).
I think he got the car up to 190 km/h (118 mph) which I was not comfortable with at all. Finn was. The whole rest of the trip he kept asking when we were going back on the “autobond.”
Bremerhaven is a port city from which lots of Germans emigrated. Here are some photos, including the memorial to emigrants.
After a bit, we started walking to another part of town. On the way we saw a U-Boat museum and stopped in. I learned immediately that I would never make it on a submarine. The boys, all three of them, loved it.
After the U-Boat we continued our walk. Finn and Jokke had a lot to chat about.
Here are a few shots from the journey.
We finally made it to our destination and had a great fish lunch. After lunch the boys played a little impromptu whiffle ball game while we waited for a taxi (that never showed up).
We finally decided to take the bus back and, after a mad dash, we made it onto the bus. The boys were very happy to not be walking back.
Our next destination was first, coffee, and then the German Emigration Museum.
This museum was really a fabulous experience. It took us through all of the steps of emigration and showed the various travel accommodations (or lack thereof). Here are some shots from our visit there.
At the end of our visit we spent some time in their research room and Bruce found the records for Paul Meyer, his great grandfather who emigrated to America.
What a great day trip! Here’s a slideshow of the rest of my photos.