Friday, June 24, 2016

THOUGHTS WHILE TRAVELING-GOOD-BYE--SUCH SWEET SORROW

I could have stayed in Switzerland the entire trip---saying Good-bye was not easy.  In fact, we might have been guilty of asking Esther the innkeeper if she had more days we could stay---NO SUCH LUCK!



So off we go--down via cable car, and a bus ride, and the local train and back on the Euro-rail.  Three different trains once we get on the Euro-rail and sprint time on the change --10 minutes each time.  We made the marvelous discovery there were ramps and escalators in many of the train stations!  Thus NO need to pick up and carry the luggage UP and Down the stair steps!  Nice to make that discovery in the next to last train trip.




IF I ever go back to Europe, the train is the way to go.  I spent many an hour gazing out the window at the scenery and always wondering about the lives of those I was passing.  The perfect way to take it all in!



A long day traveling--means rested legs.  Our trip planner always instructed us to take a taxi once we arrived at our new destination.  NOT FOR US!  We like to find a local, who speaks English and is helpful, and walk/hike to our next location.  We did find a few who might have been distance challenged or else had NEVER walked the path--but we always managed to make it.  Of course--doing it in the rain--ALWAYS added to the tale!  




Munich was a busy city---so busy--our planner had a difficult time finding us a place to stay.  SO--we end up at a hostel!  DEAR-DEAR FRIENDS,  hostels ARE ONLY intended for the VERY YOUNG!  Noisy--bare minimums and oh yes, since I don't get up in the middle of the night for ANYTHING--I got the top bunk!  For some strange reason, once I got myself hauled up there---Nature would call!  OF COURSE!



Definitely should have made a video of that!  MORE on the hostel stay Monday--would NOT want to spoil the post--BUT---it involved QUITE the late night surprise!


We had a delicious Italian dinner next door to say "Good-Bye" to Sandra.  The ordering involved lots of pointing and speaking slowly and loudly, since our waiter spoke NO English.  It ALL makes for a great adventure!


Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
Psalm 28:6


5 comments:

  1. (((smiles))) sometimes the surprises is the best way to go...smiles---Have a beautiful day friend.

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    1. A few surprises in life I could have done without! May your day be blessed too, My Friend!

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  2. Another great post, Lulu. Looking forwards to your "it involved QUITE the late night surprise!"

    God bless.

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    1. Oh, Victor, this little drama I could have skipped!
      Blessings!

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  3. Yep, I'm with you, Lulu ... I love a good train ride, too!

    {choo-choo}

    ;-}

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