I’ve been in Germany for a few days now – catching up with my family, setting up my editing system and traveling to Prague. Oh, wait, no, I didn’t get to take the train to Prague with my mom BECAUSE THE ENGINE DRIVERS WENT ON STRIKE! For only two days, but that was enough to ruin our trip.
It just goes to show again that nobody suffers much from strikes but the customers. The people striking usually get paid out of the union dues, the big company guys still get their pay, the company itself (or government organization) may have some losses – but you know they can laugh those off. Leaves us, a mother and daughter planning their very first vacation together without siblings or spouses or the house pet.

Oh well, we made some Zitronenlimonade out of it right away and instead went on two fantastic day trips as soon as the trains were running again (for a few days at least, now they’re threatening again to strike just in time to mess with my plans to visit people in Frankfurt and Berlin).

On Saturday we went to Bremen to see the Paula Modersohn-Becker exhibit and admire the old town…

Roland in Bremen

And on Sunday we took the Nord-Ostsee Bahn…

Train Reflections (my mom, r.)

… all the way up to the island Sylt for a beautiful walk on the beach and dinner on the dunes.

The beach on Sylt near Wenningstedt
(Gosch restaurant top right)

One Reply to “Tagesausflüge”

  1. I just started using google reader (reader.google.com) so I should be better about reading your blog now 🙂 Looks like you’re having a great time. Everything is the same here, you didn’t miss anything, haven’t seen scott yet, but probably won’t before we leave (tomorrow) for FL.

    When do you get back to NY again?

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