Well, catching us off guard, we found ourselves approaching the Czech/German border before we were physically and mentally ready for it. We know we were getting close but we were looking for one more night in Germany to get ready for the crossing. As we pulled off to the side of the road about 100 yards from the guard house we started digging for all the paper work that we thought we would need. Well, as you might have already guessed, they just asked us where we were from and they waved us through…..”Hey, here’s my passport and papers !!! to which we got no response. Up the road beyond the border we found a gas station to pull into. We had heard that we must have a pass for our vehicle. These passes are good for from 10 days, 30 days, or 1 year. The stickers are a must and have to be posted in the window. It cost us 150 KC (koruna) or about $5.30 EU. I expected much more to tell you the truth. A short 20 minute drive in to Cheb and we found our next campground. It was after a 5km drive down a narrow road, that reminded both Louise and myself a lot of Mexico, that we made a turn and there at the end of the road was a beautiful lake and our camp for the night right on the beach. It didn’t take us very long to set the barbecue up and get dinner started because we wanted to explore everything around us after dishes (yes, I dry…). After a walk down to the beach we met a couple who are expat’s from the Netherlands and now live in France. Now talk about travelers, Adrian and Gerda should write “books” on the subject.
Night has come and it is COLD, COLD, COLD. We should be looking for extra blankets tonight. Tomorrow…more of Cheb.