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We left for Colmar, France in the Alsace region this morning.  Another trip to France was our family present to Sherrie for her birthday.

It was an early start but we still got out late. Fortunately, there was a fault with the trains and the Eurotunnel was running late.  Our 11:06 departure ended up being 14:50.

However, the delay gave us an excuse to get out to get lunch and the kids played on the playground. A good way to break up a 10 hour drive and enjoy one of the few 80F degree days in the

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Eating lunch at the Eurotunnel station

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Isabella playing at the Eurotunnel playground

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Lucas playing at the Eurotunnel playground


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Aurelia at the Eurotunnel playground

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Waiting for the Eurotunnel train

It was basically a marathon driving session lasting over 15 hours with various stops to rest, stretch, and of course, coffee.

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Coffee


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Isabella, Lucas, and sleeping Aurelia at a gas stop

We did pass through Champagne and watched the hillside villages with acres of vineyards roll by.

We arrived at Colmar at midnight and was greeted by a familiar sight! As it happens, the designer of the Statue of Liberty was born in Colmar and this replica, exact in it’s dimensions but smaller in scale, was a gift to Colmar from the United States.

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Our beautiful hotel room

Travel time: 15 hours 30 minutes
Gas cost: 195 euros
Tolls: 49 euros
Miles: 643

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