Today was our last day
on the road. It was also one of the days of my life that I will remember
for the rest of my life (ok, its a little dramatic but its
true). First off we headed off to the Mercedes museum in Stugart.
We had a bit of fun pulling into the Mercedes parking lot with a BMW.
The museum was very nice and informative. I saw quite a few really
nice cars. I guess my favorite was the 500sl (the gull wing). We had
our lunch (the cheapest so far, imagine that!). We took the shuttle
bus out to the parking lot, got in the car and went off for the Pistenbully
plant. We got there and I was a happy camper. Pistenbully is the maker
of the best Snowcats (groomers) in the world. We entered and were
greeted by Harold Schmitt. We toured around the state of the art faculty.
It was absolutely fascinating, we saw the assembly line, the testing
shops, two new models, the storage garage (over 100 snowcats), and
the painting stations. We saw it all. The place was almost deserted
because the employees only work 30 hours a week in the summer compared
to about 50 in the fall and winter. This was great because we could
walk in and take a closer look at the different sections. It was a
great experience and I really enjoyed it. After 40 minutes of fascination
we said goodbye and took off for Augsburg. It has been a great trip,
I am extremely lucky to do this, and Im thankful for the experience.
Thanks for enduring two weeks of e-mails, and for replying. While
I couldnt respond to them I really enjoyed them. All of us have
enjoyed this trip immensely but we are ready to go home. Its