On Monday I finally got to do an expanded test drive with my shiny, new car (that is driving it up from Stralsund down to Stuttgart). I really can’t complain, the fuel consumption is like I expected (~6.6l/100km while driving between 160 and 180km/h), the noise while driving that fast is quite low (as in you hear the engine but you don’t really consider it noise) and the acceleration is nearly like the one of a F1-car 😛 (at least I’d wish 😉 ). Spent the evening relaxing from the near 950km nonstop trip (yes, only had one stop to put some fuel back into the car), had nice curry (my cousin’s husband made yummy potato curry!!!).
On Tuesday I nearly spent the whole time on a boat driving down and up the Neckar (that’s the river flowing through Baden-Wuerttemberg), being lazy, lying in the sun for 5 or 6 hours, spent time talking to my aunt and to my cousin while trying to listen to the music fluttering out of my iPod nano (“Autobahn – Linke Spur”).
On Wednesday I got up rather late, helped my aunt picking up her car from the car dealer (they had to fix the air conditioner and did the yearly inspection). Afterwards my brother and I went of to see if we could find a nice and gooood bed pour moi at Ikea in Sindelfingen (yes, I admit it .. I like IKEA too 😮 – which turned out rather, err, shite. I didn’t find a bed pour moi, but I picked up a couple of bookshelf’s and a 2,20m’ish CD/DVD shelf.
On Thursday, I had my complete lazy day. Woke up around 9am, went downstairs to see my brother and my cousin’s husband and his parents were already awake. Ate breakfast till 11am and sat around on the sofa for a few hours and waited till my aunt and my cousin would wake up. In the afternoon I went to see my other uncle and aunt, did some catch-up with them, played a bit with their cutie cats (they are like 9 months old). Afterwards we went shopping for some Maultaschen for my brother’s host family in Belgium/Eupen. Went onwards to see my other cousin’, his wife and his cute lil’ daughters. That was my lil’ four day vacation in Baden-Wuerrtemberg …