I live less than 2 miles from the German border although there really isn't much difference from one side to the other. I'm not a runner and running isn't my favorite activity so I have to set specific goals when I train. If I just head out without a plan I won't go very far. But when you're training for a 12 mile obstacle course, running needs to be part of the training. So today I decided to run to the border...just because I can.
I headed out the back and took the dirt road through the fields.
|Directly behind my house|
|The dirt road that the dogs and I take most often. Lots of slugs to dodge this time of year.|
|In the spring the farmers feed their sheep here. They install electric fencing to keep them where they want. There were no sheep when I left but when I went back out with the dogs they were there. Of course, I didn't have the camera with me then.|
|This house is at the end of the dirt road (0.75 miles from my house). The house is very old but the Limburg flag is a new addition.|
|The view running towards Germany. I ran on the bike path because there are no sidewalks here.|
|A couple times I had to move to the grassy area to make way for cycling teams.|
|The German region bordering Limburg.|
|I couldn't find the Netherlands sign going the other direction.|
|Speed limits are usually higher in Germany (Deutchland...thus the "D").|
|The view doesn't change much once you cross the border.|
|Apparently they've raised the highway speed limit in the Netherlands. It used to be 120.|
|Then this happened...I'm used to getting out of the way of cyclists and horses but this? I don't know what this was. I briefly felt like I was in some sort of sci-fi episode.|