Category Archives: Harpstedt

Day 20 Kartbahn!

We were on a mission this morning to find the items on our shopping list that were a “must have” for our trip home.  Laurie, Lucas and I headed out and drove to Wildeshausen. We were mostly satisfied with what we found as far as the chocolate egg selection was concerned.

When we arrived at the house, we had seen advertisements for go-cart racing at the Kartbahn. We had hoped we would be able to take the kids, checking online it was nice to see that they operated “rain or shine”. They were open from 1500-2000 so we got there just after 3 PM, and it was raining lightly.

Due to the wet conditions of the track, we were not able to take out the big carts. The 9hp carts we did drive were plenty fast. After the first 10 minute session, the rain stopped and track conditions improved.

Everyone has a great time, Austin learned the “secret” of drifting… turn the wheel and give it gas until the rear wheels slip and start coming around.

Day 19 the train to Bremen

We drove to Delmenhorst and then took the train to Bremen. We walked to the city center and saw the beautiful buildings and artwork. The train was very quiet and fast, only 18 minutes each way.

Bremen

Bremen

Bremen

Bremen

 

The Bremen train station.
The Bremen train station.

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Bremen

Bremen

We returned to Delmenhorst and shopped there as well.  We couldn’t find what we were looking for, so in the afternoon I drove Laurie, Cindy, and Heather to the markets in Harpstedt. Our suitcases are getting heavier at each stop.

In the evening, Peter, Christian and Regina came to visit. We had a pizza party watching the big game: Germany versus France. Unfortunately, Germany wasn’t able to score and lost 2-0. Regardless, it was very nice visiting and catching up with family.

Day 16 Magic Park Verden

Today was the first “mostly sunny” day we’ve had in quite some time.  We made the best use of it by heading to a place we’ve all heard stories from Laurie and Cindy about: the Magic Park in Verden.  This amusement park has a unique feature: many of the rides are “self-powered”, you have to do all of the work!