The traveling Rottenbergs hit a speed bump in their European road
Your account was fascinating and painful by turns. So well written and so honest about the frustrations of traveling while "old" in such a tech- dependent era!!
Beautiful, Dan. I love the way you can speak of such negatives and still end on an up beat.
Yes indeed, those river cruises certainly sound more and more appealing.
We just watched a series about very simple cruises like this...one on a north-south canal in France built in the 1630s(!) and still functioning. Enjoy next time!
Great personal story about the realities of travel today. I think I feel the same way as you—travel should be fun and not total stress at just another location, in another language (that disappears from your brain the minute frustration or fear kicks in). And don’t even get me started on the packing, rules, security, etc. I hope you all had some big fun, regardless!
Great story on European travel! Yes, at one time we did many of those same things and experienced the joys of spontaneity in Europe. Now i don’t even go, but when I dream that I should, I think of those cruise ships down the Danube. France was my target for many years before Italy became a new focus. Monaco was the focus a dozen times for that board meeting. Somebody had to do it. I retired that position in June after 40 years and was elected emeritus. You write beautifully and entertainingly Dan. Safe travel!