Travel days are never my favorite. Today we went from Freiburg to Cologne. This is usually a 3.5 hour ride on one train. However, a maintenance mishap on a tunnel back in August has thrown Deutsche Bahn out of whack. Instead of one train, we took three and a bus. It was not the easiest journey, and it rained on our walk to the Cologne apartment.
But, there were some highlights. On the first train, a man asked Errol if he could borrow his phone charger. He told us he was a Serbian gypsy--a music man. We couldn’t find seats on this train so some of the kids and I were sitting on the floor. Near the end of the ride, he played his guitar for us.
On the second to last train, we sat in an enclosed family cabin. For some reason, we only had five out of the six seats reserved, but it was still nice to sit together.
On the last train, Deutsche Bahn offered a complimentary childcare service. Our three littles played games and made crafts with nice German ladies instead of sitting with their tired and impatient parents. Many thanks, DB.