Wednesday: Last breakfast at the Dorint (sob), then we hopped into the car, navigated to the autobahn, and experienced high speed, traffic jams, sleet, and some lovely rural scenery during the 4-hour drive to Nuremburg.
We checked into our VRBO – an apartment at 79 Ludwigstrasse, and immediately began doing laundry. The apartment was large and light – three bedrooms, one enormous bathroom (heated floor tiles!) and a powder room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a cute balcony that would have been a fun place to hang out had it not been cold and rainy. (This, I’m told, is how Germany is in March.) Steve returned the rental car and came back after a bit. Then we ventured down the street to the old city where we discovered a plaza with a lovely market, and a pedestrian shopping area, plus like three more churches. Then we found a grocery store and picked up things to make spaghetti and meat sauce for supper. It was fun to cook in that kitchen – it was like playing house in an Ikea showroom. Then we watched “Inglorious Basterds” at Seth’s insistence, and talked about Tarantino movies and Nazis. The only thing about the apartment I would have changed is that the bed pillows were uniquely flat. Otherwise though, the bed was comfy and warm.