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Catherine
19-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Why I enjoy going to Germany.

My dad has got a car that he likes to drive at the ring, and so we go there camping on holiday, and have lots of fun! The ring is not just for Dads and Mums to go racing around, it is a fun place for kids too.

Swimming.
At the swimming pool in Adenau, there are two pools, one inside and one outside. In the outside pool there is a huge blue slide, but it is only open when it is warm, I think there are some water fountains out there too. In the inside pool there are two diving boards one big and one small. You can take some things to eat and drink at the pool side, because there are lots of tables and chairs, plus there is a shop where you can buy some sweets. There is another pool where babies can play, and they have lots of little toys for them to play with.
Badenova, Freizeitbad,Hocheifel_Nurburgring, Adenau. Tel: 02691/587

Viewing points – waving at drivers.
There are a lot of viewing points, nearly at every corner on the Nurburgring, e.g. the Karussel, the mini Karussel, Adenau forst and so on. But my favourite bit is where you wave at every car, lorry, camper van, and motorbike as they go past you at the viewing point. If the people are nice they wave back. We have a lot of fun with this as they wave, and pip their horns, and if they go around a few times they get used to you being there and wave even more.
My brother(11) loves having passenger laps in fast cars, and so he stays with my dad at the Ring car park, and he talks to people and asks if he can go out with them.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/nightout008.jpg
He waves to us all the time as he goes past.

Sleeping over at German friend’s house.
I have made friends with a German family, as their dad drives the Ring. I have been invited to sleep over at their house.
Kim and Karin are very nice girls, and their mum Claire and their dad Karl are very nice too. They have a huge trampoline in the garden and we play out on that for ages.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/davesphotos213.jpg
I have been trying to learn a little bit of German so I can talk to them in German, and we have a little giggle when I practise it with them.

Camping.
Camping is a lot of fun, its not just boring things like having to sleep in a proper bed – it’s more exciting if you sleep out in a tent.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/daveandclaresphotos020.jpg
There are a lot of things that you can do in a tent that you cannot do in a hotel – we can make fires every night and watch them. We go off and collect the wood and then chop it all up, and sometimes there are huge big logs to pick up and they are the best bits. We can play out all the time we are there, we went on an Easter egg hunt on this trip
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/7thaprilphotospt2039.jpg
that the campsite had arranged, you can go on adventure walks, etc. We make our own food and then eat it outside.
www.camping-am-nuerburgring.de

Going out for tea.
You can go out to tea at pubs, such as the Comfy corner where lots of people from the Northloop met and had a meal. The kids ate in a separate room as they did not want to eat with the adults, and it was great!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/nightout029.jpg
We went to the Chinese last year with Jake, Matthew and Hannah(and their dad Simon and Mum Michaela) and had a nice meal, with lots of nice food. We went to the PistonKlaus with Jake, Matthew, Hannah, Simon, Michaela; Oliver, his nice granddad and dad Nick.

Theme park.

Wild und Freizeitpark - This was a good theme park. The roller coaster was the best ride, and the first time I went on it I screamed all the way around. On the last time around I could keep my hands in the air and shout “Whoo” all the way around. My other favourite bit was a water ride, which had a fast and a slow run – I went in the fast run most. One of my other favourites was “wasserbob” where you went up in a boat and then you can down fast into the water.


I also liked a ride where 2 people in a tub with a steering wheel, and you turn it one way to touch the edge, and turn it the other way to spin you to the other side. It was so Fun!
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/th_MVI_0585.jpg (http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/?action=view&current=MVI_0585.flv)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/IMG_0511.jpg
info@freizeitpark-klotten.de

Phantasia land – This is like Alton Towers with lots of fast rides that turn you upside down, and make you feel wobbly. I was scared on the black Mamba ride. We went here last year and had a great day out, but I cannot remember much of it.
www.phantasialand.de

Tobogganing.
This is where you sat in little snow sledge, with a lever in the middle at the front. When you pull it back towards you then you slow down, and so I always keep it forwards so I do not break! You go down a windy track, and it is fun, exciting, fast and brilliant.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/10thapril143.jpg
www.sommerrodelbahn-altenahr.de

Cable cars.
We went on a day trip to Cochem, and we went on some cable cars. There are seats for 2 people in them, but upsettingly children have to go up with an adult, and children cannot go by themselves.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/12thaprilcochemandadenauerforst214.jpg
At the top there is a cross and there is a banister and you can see for miles around.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b207/wh00sher/April%202007/12thaprilcochemandadenauerforst169.jpg
We found a small lizard in the rocks, and we were trying to touch it.
www.cochemer-sesselbahn.de

So that is why I really enjoy going to Germany, because there are a lot of things to do.

Simon
19-04-2007, 12:33 PM
Nice report Catherine :thumb:

It's good to see that you enjoy it as much as we do (& our kids :whistle: ) They are already looking forward to going again this summer :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
19-04-2007, 12:35 PM
Brilliant brilliant brilliant ..................

With your permission catherine I would like to copy this into our frequently asked question section under the heading ''fun for kids or boring?'' and also if you ask Clare she might be able to put it on the main site for you.



Great report, I REALLY enjoyed reading it.

Karl
19-04-2007, 12:38 PM
Excellent :thumb: :)

Catherine
19-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Apr 19 2007, 12:35 PM
With your permission catherine I would like to copy this into our frequently asked question section under the heading ''fun for kids or boring?''
i have asked my mum and she says it is ok to put it where you want :D

Gary Kinghorn
19-04-2007, 12:43 PM
Thank you :thumb:

leavingeasy
19-04-2007, 12:45 PM
Fantastic report Catherine well done :thumb: You write fabulously, really really enjoyed reading your effort.

A star, well done.

ps. You might have mentioned your brothers complete and utter composure at all times- an 8:40 lap in my Caterham saw him waving at everybody. Raising the pace to 8:30 resulted in nothing more than "it's alright" when I asked him what he thought.

The guy's a cucumber!

Nick xx

Gary Kinghorn
19-04-2007, 12:46 PM
The report is now also posted in the FAQ section. Thanks for your help with the site :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Karl
19-04-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm fillin' up over here http://bbs.scoobynet.com/images/smilies/cry2.gif

p1doc
19-04-2007, 12:51 PM
nice one
my unborn child had a quiet sighting lap last october,whn he/she drops next monthi will get a report asap :D
martin
ps helmets are buggers to fit to a foetus :whistle:

Root admin
19-04-2007, 12:56 PM
Cool report Catherine. Will put it on the main site for sure! Anyone got time to find out all the web addresses of the places we visited?

Dave Malings
19-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Here's a picture of you going "whoo" for a little bit of time

http://www.northloop.co.uk/images/temp/coaster.jpg

Catherine
19-04-2007, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by Clare@Apr 19 2007, 12:56 PM
Anyone got time to find out all the web addresses of the places we visited?
i have done this now for you Clare :thumb:

jon_r
19-04-2007, 01:37 PM
Excellent Catherine! I really enjoyed reading your report!

:thumb:

Also your spelling and grammer is better than 99% of people on here!

rossm
19-04-2007, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Apr 19 2007, 02:37 PM
Also your spelling and grammer is better than 99% of people on here!
That's not that hard though is it? :D

JudeM
19-04-2007, 03:54 PM
Brilliant report Cat I smiled all the way through. :D

Jude

alclark
19-04-2007, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Apr 19 2007, 01:37 PM
Also your spelling and grammer is better than 99% of people on here!
I have been talking proper english since I was small childrens.

Matty
19-04-2007, 07:11 PM
Nice report Cat :thumb:

Mat

Dave G
19-04-2007, 08:03 PM
Great report! :D I'm glad you had as much fun as the people who drive! I try to wave but if I don't it doesn't mean I'm not nice, I just don't want to let go of the steering wheel! :thumb: :lol:

Darren Langeveld
19-04-2007, 08:45 PM
What a great read :thumb:
Maddie really enjoyed it too (your Mum has met her) :thumb:

autohabit
19-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Really good report Catherine, nice to see it from another perspective.

Of couse, the good thing about being a man is that you never have to grow up :lol: Just ask anyone on this site :whistle:


Alan

Darren Langeveld
20-04-2007, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by Matty@Apr 19 2007, 08:11 PM
Nice report Cat :thumb:

Mat
Where's your report young man?

Matty
20-04-2007, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Mr Teflon@Apr 20 2007, 11:59 AM
Where's your report young man?
Its coming :thumb:

Duncan
20-04-2007, 06:24 PM
Great report Catherine - my daughter Annabelle (aged 11) will enjoy this as much as I did :D

Steve Gill
21-04-2007, 05:19 PM
Fantastic report Catherine! :thumb: I had no idea there was so much else to do around the Eifel area :ph43r:

IanHowell
21-04-2007, 10:32 PM
Great report Cat :thumb:

Had a great week with all of you. ;)

Can you finish mine off for me now please.

Ian

ps. Glad you enjoy it so much going, makes it so much easier for your Dad and I go to Germany and play :D

pye21
22-04-2007, 06:40 PM
Great report, its nice to see a trip through somebody elses eyes and expectations.

Hollie
23-04-2007, 07:33 AM
Good report Cat. Nice pictures too. One was a bit freaky, the one that had me looking into my sweets on the Easter egg hunt!

B)

Hollie

TBR
23-04-2007, 10:12 AM
Superb report!

havent been to Phantasia land since i was 14!!

I want to go back it after reading that report!

Weeman
23-04-2007, 10:17 AM
Great report, one slight problem though....

" and their mum Claire and their dad Karl are very nice too."

Did you meet the same one I know???


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nige
23-04-2007, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Apr 23 2007, 11:17 AM
Great report, one slight problem though....

" and their mum Claire and their dad Karl are very nice too."

Did you meet the same one I know???


:lol: :lol: :lol:
this is from the view of a 9 year old remember :whistle:

Karl
23-04-2007, 10:21 AM
:isgay: