This is part of the fifteenth section of our
around the world trip.
Complete Trip Overview & Map
Coming from France or read our
previous visit to Luxembourg
4/9/09 We arrived at Thomas and Nadine's place mid afternoon where we could dry out. A lovely home they had recently had architecturally built a short distance from Luxembourg city. We had met Tom at the Tesch Rally in Germany. He has recently spent two six week motorcycle trips overseas, one to New Zealand and one to South America, all the time his career job as a aircraft engineer would allow. As he put it, a bad day at the office for him can result in an 8 million dollar engine failing, so his motorcycle trips are for relaxation and the next one planned is a tour, again to South America. His wife, Nadine, we also met, she works for the Luxembourg government, and they both took us out to dinner at one of their favourite restaurants, a lovely meal, but unfortunately when we arrived back at their house the last joint of Kay's little finger got caught in their car door and sliced off the top, removing a chunk of skin and flesh. An x-ray at the hospital revealed a splintered bone, but there was nothing to be done other than painkillers and bandaging. An unfortunate end to a lovely day.
5/9/09 With the shock, particularly for Kay of last
night, and as we didn't get to bed till 3.30 am after the hospital
visit, it was a late, quiet morning. Tom drove us to Polo, a motorcycle
shop in Germany, just across the border, where Kay bought new wet
weather gear. With all the rain our old gear had lasted less than two
years and was now leaking. Tom also gave me an old set of his, one that
was now too large as he has gone into
training to run a marathon, and
had lost 40kg's. We spent the afternoon walking with Nadine and Akila,
their dog, through a nearby forest, and in the evening had a lovely,
quiet meal at home, and an early night.
6/9/09 Part of the
disadvantage of visiting people is having a time frame, and this
morning, despite not feeling fully recovered, and with Kay's bandaged
finger slowing preparations, we had arranged to meet up with Dietmar
and Midori in Switzerland, 560 km's away, but as the day was forecast
for sunny warmth we headed out after breakfast pretty relaxed. It had
been a lovely visit to Tom and Nadine's home and we all felt a little
awkward over Kay's accident, and whilst it prevented us seeing more of
Luxembourg the visit was still most enjoyable. Not feeling like
sightseeing we took the tollway to Strasbourg then crossed into
Switzerland at Basel.
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