Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Fortunately, my perseverance was rewarded in the hotel restaurant with a selection of a dozen Belgian beers, including the Rochefort 8. I have been wanting to try this one for some time, and am glad I did. Think Chimay Blue with more meat on the bone - it is a meal by itself!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Something else odd happened when I entered Germany. France has speeding cameras, so I watch the GPS closely to make sure I am not driving faster than the limit, especially in areas known to have the cameras. After entering Germany the GPS showed my speed, but not the limit. I was confused until I remembered that the *autobahn* does not have a speed limit!
Well, I decided this was the opportunity the see how "Silky" (as named by Leila- our little Mini clubman diesel) performs. The photo here is of the speedometer at 160 kph (that's 100 mph for you state-siders!). A bit later I got her up to 178 kph before I ran out of road, and she was very stable at that speed. I still do not know what her top end is. Not bad for a car that gets 45 mpg and fits into Paris' smallest parking spot!