We have just returned from a wonderful German river cruise; Vienna to Amsterdam. Passing through 66 locks while the lock workers were on strike!! It was a challenge for the cruise operators. It became routine that when the ship stopped at the port we were placed on 3 busses; did our city or castle sightseeing and caught up with the ship later in a different harbor. Grand Circle tour company did an outstanding job improvising.
Near Frankfurt we planed a one day visit with the Hussmanns. Because of the strike situation that had to be reduced to 4 hours. Dieter and Birgitt picked us up at a harbor just south of Frankfurt. It took 50 minutes one way. Dieter had a chance to show us what 200km/h on the Autobahn feels like. We could only spend one hour with them in Langenselbolt.
I am not sure if you know the full story of the German Shuffleboard Club. Dieter and Lore Wuellner, on your left, needed more room for their computer data processing company of 72 employees. They bought an old building, used half of it for their company and financed the other half for the German Shuffleboard Center. They told me the cost equaled a large, large sailboat.
They just finished it and we must have been one of the first people to play a game in the building. I must say I have never seen a nicer and more beautiful shuffleboard facility in the world. They have 8 courts with beads already imbedded; no need to clean up after. A bar, rest rooms and utility room, at the ground level and balcony coffee klatch or social settings upstairs overlooking the courts.
When we came back from our visit with the Wuellners and the Hussmanns, the crew was waiting to undock the ship and sail on. Peter and Erika.
Stan speaks: I want to thank Erika and Peter (Berg) for such a great report. All German Shufflers are to be congratulated on the outstanding Shuffleboard Facility they now have. Stan McCormack. 2013 08 15.
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