Saturday, 10/19/2002: On the road to Vilseck This was our fist day of extended driving. My dad took his turn behind the wheel. We got stuck in some serious traffic ("stau") for an hour, so that definitely hampered our average MPH. Also, note how the windshield is still clean; that didn't last much longer. The rest stops in Europe are much better than here. Gas station, clean bathrooms, and usually a restaurant. This was also the first time we tanked up, and even though we were warned ahead of time, nothing can really prepare you for the pain of $4.50 per gallon.Sunday, 10/20/2002: On the road to StuttgartNot many pictures from this day, just this one of me keeping it under the break-in limit of 4,000 RPM:Monday, 10/21/2002: On foot in downtown StuttgartWe spent most of the day walking around downtown Stuttgart. No pictures of our car, but we did see this cool BMW taxi and "interesting" color 8 series.Then we stopped in at a BMW dealer to buy a warning triangle for my husband's 740iL.Tuesday, 10/22/2002: Enroute to Italy, through Switzerland We had a long day of driving (but no complaints). I wasn't quick enough with the camera, but we did some passing on the country highway. That was a little scary... We dropped my parents off in Bad Saeckingen, Germany, and then crossed over the Rhein river into Switzerland. This picture is from the litle Swiss village right after the border. As a side note, if you are going to drive on the Autobahn in Switzerland, you need to buy a "Vignette", a sticker for your window. They are sold right at the border, cost is 30 Euros. The drive through Switzerland was very pretty. We also went through a tunnel that is 10 miles long! We drove down the west side of Lago Maggiore. Words alone can not describe how narrow and curvy that road is. And then drivers started passing... crazy!Wednesday, 10/23/2002: Stresa, ItalySpent the day relaxing and enjoying pizza, ice cream, and cappuccino.Thursday, 10/24/2002: Back to GermanyWe got a couple shots of the little Italian town before hitting the road to Germany.We hit 1200 miles just before the end of the day. Whoo hoo! The break-in period is over!Friday, 10/25/2002: Bad Saeckingen, GermanyWe called E.H. Harms today to let them know we would be dropping the car off on Monday. That way they will have all the paperwork and the dropoff should be pretty quick. Not just an isolated German town, Bad Saeckingen has the Golden Arches!Here's one of the car in the hotel parking lot. It looks much cleaner than it was at this point in the trip.In and around the scenic Bad Saeckingen.Saturday, 10/26/2002: Garmisch, GermanyWe had a pretty long drive this day, about 5 and a half hours, including a traffic jam. It probably would have been quicker if we could have cut through Austria, but we didn't get an international driver's license before leaving the US.Sunday, 10/27/2002: Garmisch, GermanyMore scenic German countryside.That's King Ludwig's Neuschwaunstein castle on the hillside.Monday, 10/28/2002: Munich, GermanyOur last chance to open it up!One last picture of the baby at it's birthplace.Turned it in with 1801 miles on it!Re-delivery took eleven weeks, but it was worth the wait. First thing I had to do was add my tecaccessories.com cupholder.