The other two returned and told us they were sorry we couldn't go any further. They all seemed almost embarrassed and ashamed to tell us we had to turn around and leave. As we left, the one came over and dropped the rest of the whole bag of candy in the car for us and quickly turned away. They all said "auf Wiedersehen" and wished us a good trip as we went on. Almost everyone we've met in the east has been so friendly. We wonder where the big bad dirty guys are.
At the border we ran into a young punk who decided to give us a bad time. We were searched and detained much longer than anyone and then once through the main check, the last guard pulled us over, made us get out and go into the building and wait an hour more (only us, no one else) Obviously harassing Americans We just took that opportunity to eat our sandwiches. Finally we were back in Germany, much more appreciative of our lives for having seen the other.