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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Travel, the joys of, that is.......

I cannot say I am really all that fond of traveling, the actual movement by car, plane, bus or train that is. I realize that I must do it to see the folks back home, but I certainly do not enjoy it, which is why we dont see them very often. I have been up for 3 hours now, still have another hour before I get on the train in Vilseck to start my journey, change trains in Nuernberg then to Frankfurt airport where I will (hopefully) meet my wife and get on the plane. I hate the trains here, its like they are never on time, it seems unless its YOU thats late, then they are gone the split second it hits the scheduled time. I have had some issues with the bahn here, I recall once I got on one of the ICE (fast-inter-city) trains, was early and thought, hey this is great, when suddenly the damn trains stops and starts backing up...verrrrryyy slooowwwwyy. I mean, we are talking 10 mph, tops..in the middle on nowhere, corn fields on both sides. Turns out the idiot driving the train missed a stop, got on the wrong track and had to go back to a point where he could get us on the right one...of course I missed my connecting train and had to get a taxi the last leg of my trip. Just one story, there are many. I try not to take the train normally. Anyway, I am getting outa here, invading america today to see what all the fuss is about, to return in 2 weeks. Have fun all!!!


Emily said...

ROFL! That train story is awesome! Reminds me of the time I flew on United, taxi'd to the end of the runway, only to turn around because they didn't put enough fuel in the plane. I missed my connection, too, but I figured better late than never, literally.

Welcome to the Estados Unidos. If you're anywhere near Ohio, drop me a line. I'll cook you some PA Dutch food (well, maybe not. it's probably not that different than what you get in Germany). I make a mean coconut chicken curry.... :)

discardedprototype said...

I know how frustrating that kind of thing can be!!!

Especially when there is someone depending on you or you have somewhere to be at a certain time and you're going to get your face chewed off when you get there.

I was going to say If you're anywhere near Ohio, drop me a line, but Emily already said it. Haha guess I said it anyway.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

You're on your way in spite of the frustations! Enjoy your stay in the United States, Webber!

jiggins said...

I love to travel.. and I don't do it nearly as much as I would like. I do like the train, though I have only done ti a couple of times, but I liked your story about it. Hopefully, this year will be better for traveling, and I can share more stories on it. Until then, I will red yours! :) See you on the next post!

webberpa said...

We made it back, a few minor blips here and there, but nothing we couldn't handle, the worst thing was "sleeping" in the London-Heathrow airport, saved us some money, no worries...the kids are good, but Michigan was rather depressing. I will write more about that and have some fresh pics later...Oh, and Emily, we are vegans, so no chicken for us, though it sounds good, thanks.