Wednesday 10 October
Laaber, Germany – Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary.
Oh. My. Word. We set off this morning with Vienna as the destination. Our estimated time of arrival was mid-afternoon, meaning I could take my humans for a decent walk whilst exploring a little district on the outskirts of the city called Neulengbach; reason being we like to go off the beaten track and we have spent time in Vienna before.
As has happened countless times during our travels, the plan changed, the route changed, the destination changed. In the words of ‘Take That’ it appeared that, ‘Everything changes but you’. However, I took it all in my stride – albeit I found today’s journey very, very tedious. Even my humans were dog-tired when we eventually reached our (new) destination of Mosonmagyarovar around 5.30pm. They even struggled to pronounce the name of the place – apart from the ‘rovar’ bit at the end which made me smile. Yelp!
Fortunately the supersmallcampsite is situated on a pretty stretch of river and has a restaurant which allows us canines access.
After a short stroll along the river with Leigh, the three of us made the long walk (around forty steps) from the caravan to the restaurant where Leigh ordered ‘Venison Goulash’ and Tom decided on a steak. It all smelt good but I lay quietly under the table as I am not allowed human food. Yelp!
Two things that stick in my mind from today are:
1. We all feel we have travelled some of this route before – we recognised several places and sights, such as a huge chair that surely belongs to ‘Daddy Bear’ from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
2. We certainly have the ability to laugh at ourselves (often). Arriving in Hungary ‘unplanned’ neither Leigh nor Tom had even thought to double-check a few key words such as, ‘Thank you’ (koszonom). Thrown into the language – as we are in a non-English speaking area – Tom subsequently ordered wine in french – ‘Vin rouge s’il vous plait’ and Leigh ordered water in Italian (acqua).
I think our adventures would make great T.V. viewing – it would certainly make people laugh!
Woofs, Martha xx
P.S. I’ve never seen a house numbered like this before! 1A maybe, but…