Saturday, October 18, 2008
I'm always running behind the times, just like this train
I noticed yesterday that Blogger is having trouble putting the correct date stamp on our blog entries. I guess I'm supposed adjust the date/time according to wherever we are at the moment. Hell, that's just too much to ask. Believe me when I say that it's Saturday morning and we're in Luxembourg. I think.
Yesterday we took an unexpectedly spectacular train ride from Frankfurt to Luxembourg. When I selected this particular train schedule, there was nothing to indicate it might be as scenic as it turned out to be. It was a four hour ride, with an hour layover in Koblenz.
The first hour was a quiet ride through the outlying suburbs of Frankfurt and into the German countryside: small towns, farms, the occasional vineyard. We occupied an almost entirely empty first class car (love that Eurail pass!) and spent a significant amount of time arranging luggage, exploring the amenities,
and trying to figure out if the seats would accommodate some napping.
Suddenly, the vista expanded and the Rhine River valley opened up before us. Wow.
Worth writing about, oui?