After we made one errand, we took on the long drive to Passau. I dislike long drives, but this one was really fun (or fun for a car ride). I listened to this really awesome album. It is by the band Deep Purple. They are the same band that does Smoke on the Water. Their band actually has better songs than Smoke on the Water, though it is their most popular song. You should really check them out. One of their really good songs is called Highway Star.
After we checked in, we went to an old village that had a castle we could tour. When we got there, the way to the castle was blocked by a gate. That was a disappointment. I had been looking forward to this all day. They had turned the castle into a place you could only see with a tour group. Well, I hope we have better luck next time. We also looked around the village for awhile. It had this fascinating place were they would put people who had done something bad. They locked them up on a ledge in the town square. The townspeople mocked them from below. They would even throw vegetables and food at them. It was harsh what they did to people back then. The device was called the stocks. People were put in the stocks so that others would laugh at them. That explains the expression, “my dad became the laughing stock of the family for wrecking the rental car”. Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic.
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