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.



Just beautiful.

Worth writing about, oui?


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beckperson said...

Janet and Joe - From the looks and sounds of things on this here blog, you're having a most excellent time (as expected). Really fun to follow along with you!

Go SOX!!!

Tex said...

Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!! You're making me want to do this now. Can you plan my vacation to Europe? ;)

So happy ya got to enjoy the train ride as you did. Sounds much better than squeeshing all close in a plane. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Nancy said...

I'm with the cat...TAKE ME!

Looking forward to the next stop.

HorshamScouse said...

The Rhine valley is really beautiful. Spent a week there on a school trip back in the Middle Ages.

You guys look like you're having a great time.

Tom Miles said...

Parallel lives again, John. I was on that same German trip, eighteen months or so later.

Glad you managed to keep Joe away from the Rheinmadchens. Or Loreleis. Whatever. Great stuff.