25 Years US CAR CLUB
2 day trip Eigeltingen to Lochmühle
We met at the restaurant Kempthal. Until all had arrived we enjoyed croissants
and coffee in order to begin our journey strengthened. At 9:15 a.m. the
assembled convoy of US cars left for Schaffhausen. In Andelfingen a short
honk to greet the late arrival of the two missing members. Now a total
of seven autos were on their way to the Lochmühle headed by a proud
an hour on the autobahn to Singen, we reached the small village of Eigeltingen.
It was an easy and cozy ride. We all arrived safely at the Lochmühle
which some of us already knew from last year's trip.
We waited...the Vice-Präsi looked for our contact person, who was
supposed to get us to the 'strike the Lukas.' Whammmm.... with full force
participants struck the poor Lukas. The indicator ranged from 'duck' to
'cock' that resounded the according crow. Scores reached all different
levels. Obviously the guys had to impress the women and each aimed for
continued with the traditional cow milking. Two for each cow! Some competed
with such enthusiasm that they ended up with wet feet...however only practice
creates masters of the trade. After these arduous games we continued with
a more relaxing activity: Lunch! The meal was beautifully arranged and
our stomachs plenty filled and in a good mood we tried our luck with crossbow
target shooting. Naturally almost everybody hit dead center...well, with
a few exceptions!
And then the main event of the day: The car race! Many of our racing
enthusiasts got real excited now! Also St. Peter showed leniency and closed
the heavenly tap again. Thus the course was still wet. However, the racers
remained more or less dry.
set-ready-go. Again fierce competition among the men (some even bypassed
the accelerator restriction illegally), while the women took it rather
safe and slow. It was great fun for all and our pros were all covered
with mud...After this we finally got our rooms or tents assigned and could
enjoy a warm shower. At least the ones who signed up for a regular room
were able to do that, but the shower in the tents was icy cold (brrrrrr).
some refreshments we met again for a dinner buffet where we replenished
our stomachs. Then the music started (rather for a younger audience) and
we had one or two more drinks. While the young hoppers danced to the loud
disco music. Some enjoyed the peace in the restaurant of the Lochmühle
Later in the evening or rather early morning the rest of us crawled back
into our rooms and the 'Indians' in their tents.
The next morning we had a rough awakening when approximately 20 cocks
crowed all with a different pitch. A cozy breakfast was served. At this
early hour many didn't look very fit but today we all had time to become
our best a little later; We toured the Krebs valley in a two-HP horse
carriage. The Präsi held another short speech that was a required
part of this 25-year anniversary outing. Our 2-day trip would have ended
here and now, but we decided to undertake still another trip to the Rhine
Falls close to Schaffhausen.
After a short brisk walk on the Rhine Falls we socialized some more.
Then the final good-bye and perhaps many of us, on their way home, reflected
on this wonderful weekend.