Day 21 - 20th May - Ulm to Stuttgart via Legoland

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Aaaahhhhhh.. A much better day :)

Breakfast was a little boring, and was starting to stress over the driving again.

So anyways, hit the road around 9:30 and headed to our destination of the day - Legoland Deutschland!!

Entrance to Legoland Deutschland!!
Entrance to Legoland Deutschland!!

It was fan-fricken-tastic!!!  Totally loved it. Even Stu enjoyed himself.

I only knew about the place because Guy went there last year. So glad I found out *before* the trip, would have been very sad if had found out after ;)

We spent the entire day there and still didn't do everything (skipped a lot of the kiddy rides, but did go on the best roller coaster twice). So mainly stuck the "rides" sections of the park most of the day with the thought of going to "miniland" towards the end, because it was open longer.

Looking over Legoland
Looking over Legoland 

Nudie pirate
Nudie pirate 

Stu with a friend on the park bench
Stu with a friend on the park bench

Kid inside a shark
Kid inside a shark 

Big minifig - there were heaps of these guys everywhere
Big minifig - there were heaps of these guys everywhere 

Lego before it's Lego
Lego before it's Lego 

I have some dioaramas of Harry Potter and Star Wars characters just like these ones :)
I have some dioaramas of Harry Potter and Star Wars characters just like these ones :) 

Kid with pigs
Kid with pigs 

Rainbow of Lego
Rainbow of Lego 

Stu looking at busts of various famous people
Stu looking at busts of various famous people 

A stegosaurus
A stegosaurus 

For Dooce
For Dooce

That's me in blue
That's me in blue 

An elephant
An elephant 

A giraffe
A giraffe 

BBQ - for some reason I really liked this display
BBQ - for some reason I really liked this display

Musical instruments that you could actually play with pressure pads on the ground
Musical instruments that you could actually play with pressure pads on the ground 

I actually ran through this fountain earlier.  This kid walked into it when it looked like this..
I actually ran through this fountain earlier. This kid walked into it when it looked like this.. 

..and froze when the jets all went off :)  His father yelled
..and froze when the jets all went off :) His father yelled "get out of there!!" hehee 

Einstein
Einstein

Word of advice: allow more time than you think you'd need for miniland! It was amazing!  We first went round the Berlin section and the models were astounding. And geographically correct too. We saw all the "been-theres" from a couple of weeks ago. "Munich Airport" was pretty spectacular too, as was the Munich sports arena. I took a few hundred photos in miniland alone!! Eeeep! I could easily have spent all day there just looking at all the hidden detail and all the stuff going on in the scenes.

The Berliner Rathaus
The Berliner Rathaus 

Amazing detail on the Rathaus
Amazing detail on the Rathaus 

Neptune fountain
Neptune fountain 

Berliner Dom
Berliner Dom 

Lady with minifig hair for a top
Lady with minifig hair for a top 

The Reichstag
The Reichstag 

Dome of the Reichstag
Dome of the Reichstag 

The Victory Column
The Victory Column 

The Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church 

The Fernsehturm
The Fernsehturm 

Schlossbr├╝cke
Schlossbr├╝cke 

Tee hee hee
Tee hee hee 

I like to make sexy time!
I like to make sexy time! 

Ah, Venice!
Ah, Venice! 

Venice canal
Venice canal 

Ouch!
Ouch! 

Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco 

Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica 

Frankfurt
Frankfurt 

Frankfurt old town
Frankfurt old town 

Munich International Airport
Munich International Airport 

Airbus A380 cutaway
Airbus A380 cutaway 

Black boxes in the A380
Black boxes in the A380 

Zombies on a plane!
Zombies on a plane! 

About to join the mile high club?
About to join the mile high club? 

Air Traffic Control Tower
Air Traffic Control Tower 

A380 - a complete one
A380 - a complete one

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle 

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle 

Lucerne
Lucerne 

Munich's Allianz Arena
Munich's Allianz Arena 

Thousands of minifigs fill the stands
Thousands of minifigs fill the stands 

Just wow!
Just wow! 

Hamburg ship
Hamburg ship 

Kids trying to break into the park
Kids trying to break into the park

Anyways, so a bit before six pm we sadly left the park and headed west. We decided to stop on the southern outskirts of Stuttgart and found a hotel very quickly. It's in a beautiful woods setting, and is incredibly peaceful. It looks like it was an old hunting lodge or something, as there's deer antlers around the place, and lots of pictures of wild animals.

We had dinner in the hotel restaurant - roast venison :) Which was very yummy, but I had trouble getting through all mine it was pretty big heh.

Enjoying our venison in Stuttgart
Enjoying our venison in Stuttgart

After dinner had a little walk around the woods out the back. No internet here (well there is, but it's too flaky to use) so will just have to relax heh.

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Fiona said:

DO some relaxing! spend some down time with your hubby :P

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