Posts Tagged ‘ferry’

On The Road Again (Via Water)

Thursday, March 26th, 2009
The Road Through Kiel

The Road Through Kiel


All-AboardWe left the Volvo dealership with only 5 miles to drive to arrive at the ship and we still got lost! We drove the car up the ramp, hopped out and went to our stateroom for a 13 hour boat trip from Gothenburg (gyoatbuhrg) Sweden to Kiel, Germany.

Once in Germany, “Lucy” had a great deal of difficulty getting used to Europe.  But we eventually found our Bed & Breakfast in Keukenhof, Netherlands and will be staying here for the next 2 days.

But let me tell you about the Autobahn…it’s raining, new car, new country, and the speed limit is 120!  We stayed to the right at a respectful 70 mph. That was fine, until 2 Smart cars passed us (we didnt count the Citroens and Mini Coopers).  We found the replica  of  “Noah’s Ark” in Dracken, and are near the flower fields which we will keep for tomorrow’s adventures.

It’s been a difficult day with being lost and everything in German or now Dutch.  Marriage is a daily commitment…we will try again tomorrow.

Here She Is

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

our-new-babyVolvo really knows how to roll out the red carpet!!  So much fun; to be greeted at the airport, a nice hotel, picked up and taken to the showroom with our name on the board.

Then there she was, wheeled into a special showroom where we were introduced.  Her color is “Vanilla Pearl.”  We signed some papers, took a test drive, and then relaxed over lunch at the headquaters.  Following lunch was a factory tour and then a test drive of a concept car that stops on its own in slow moving traffic if you are about to bump!  A FULL day!! 

Two other families were picking up cars so we ot to be great friends, swapping stories.  Then we headed to the docks to put her on the ship and head overnight to Germany and the continent. 

I didn’t sleep much from too much excitement…so it gave me more praying time.  

pearliSooooo, since we have named all the electronics we brought with us…do we name the Car???  We are taking a poll.

For larger, more detailed photos of our new baby, make sure you click on one of the thumbnail pictures on our photo page.


Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The car is awesome…we have had the tour, lunch and we are waiting an hour until it is time to take the ferry. I will post when we have wifi next! But we are thrilled!!