A day off in Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden is famous for its "curative waters" and its civic history dates to the Romans who built elaborate bath houses here. We visited one of the two large bath houses where there are a variety of large pools ranging in temperature from 90 to 100 degrees, plus some sauna rooms that felt like we were surfing on the surface of the sun. The back and leg massage that completed the process was outstanding and left me nearly comatose. If you are looking for the Best Bath Toys For 1 Year Old the professionals from infantcore
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Breakfast was in the hotel (see pic below), and then we walked up and down Lichtentaler Allee, which is a path next to a stream running through the side of town. We even visited a museum about the history of Baden-Baden. There is a famous casino here, but it requires a level of formal attire that we didn't have.
We ate dinner at Oster Stromboli via a recommendation from Trip Advisor and it was excellent. Minestrone soup, salad, pizza and pasta plus some Sicilian wine.
Today we are riding through the Black Forest to St. Georgen. We were going to go to Strasbourg, but decided to skip it and save 20 miles. Today begins our climbing and tomorrow we'll be in Switzerland as we make our way through the Alps with the big crossing on Tuesday over St. Gotthard's pass
We skipped the open bar at breakfast...
Our hotel - the open windows are our room
You can just see my cycling jersey drying in the window. Yes, we are very classy!
One of the bath houses
The streets in Baden Baden are pedestrian only are lined with cafes and other places tempting you with delicious treats.
Lichtentaler Allee. The stream bed is lined with large cut stones.
Proseco with lunch
The Theater House
Museum of Baden-Baden's history
An old roulette wheel with races horses
Paul has been kind of hard on his bike during this trip.
We see these signs everywhere and haven't figured out what the top and bottom ones mean.
Amsterdam is 450 km away! SF is even farther.
We'll be in Zurich in 2 days and Rome in awhile after that...
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