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Oh my goodness you are passing through my old stomping ground. I went to school in Epinal which is about 50kms from Nanay and we visited Colmar often. If you get time the Alsace route du vin is beautiful this time of year. There are three beautiful medieval villages, Rhiquevier, Keysersberg and Ribeauville on the route du vin which if you don't manage this trip are worth a visit. also the beautiful Chateau du haut Konegsberg is also a must do. It was built for Kaiser Bill but is now in France.

Hope you have a wonderful trip you are passing through some wonderfully beautiful places.
Oh cool! I've just copied this into a Word document, so I can refer to it more easily.
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Oh wow - that is beautiful! That's not too far away from where we'll be, so I'll see if I can add in a quick visit...
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I'm at home, having packed a lot of the car (we are taking lots of water/soft drinks/snacks with us) as best I can and am just waiting for Mark to get home to finish that off. The garden is all watered, the house is tidy and we're pretty much set. Is it time yet?
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Have a great trip! I don't think you can miss on that, though!
I did look up the link to the chocolate train, and must do that sometime!
But I loved the picture from the Cowherding site!! Can't wait to see you sitting atop a moo cow!!
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I'm probably too late to warn you but expect delays at the tunnel. We got stopped on the train just as we entered it as they had an intermittent power failure. We finally got away just over an hour late so you will probably be affected. Hope it isn't too bad as you have a way to drive. Safe travels.
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We did hear about it on the travel news before we left, so we were prepared, but we were about an hour and three quarters late leaving, which had a knock on effect. Our hotel we were supposed to stay at was only open until 11pm and we weren't going to make it until midnight, so fortunately we found somewhere in Bethune for €39, not great, but at least it was a place to stay and not too much, as we'd pre-paid for the other place. We could've done without this as a start to this holiday...
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I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. Sorry to hear about the start of the trip, but I know things will get better!!!
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We have made it to Basel! We had about an hour's extra drive today, as a result of last night and we are tired now. We stopped at Nancy and Colmar, both of which were beautiful. I have lots of photos from both places.

We may go and explore a bit of Basel later, mainly to get some food, but I think we'll save the bulk for tomorrow...
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