|Huge and modern Prague Train Station|
|The scenery ranged from ho-hum to...|
|... the occasional dreamy castle on a hill - in Austria (center)|
|Lovely 'Sound of Music' countryside|
|View from dining car|
|A little Football (Soccer) going on|
|Not even pretending to be evil. How adorable is he?|
To pass the time on the train, I sat staring blankly out of the windows. I was of course, looking for Claire bait: i.e., birds, horses or wildlife. Didn't see much of any of those. I did manage to get a gawdawful shot of a spotty horse and rider, trotting past horticultural bower in Austria. Not exactly the shot of a Lipizzaner and rider I'd wanted on this vacation, but better than a poke in the eye.
|See the horse & rider dead center? Sort of? Come on, pretend you see them!|
While I enjoyed my isolationist, introverted activity (or inactivity) Jo bided her time, converting complete strangers into busom buddies.
|The red-head is not startled, it's just the best of a series of her pix|
|That's Jo & meself reflected in the glass behind yet another Weasley|
That two of Jo's new friends I photographed were gingers is coincidence - or is it? I'll find some intrigue for this train ride if it kills me. Stay tuned for the Mystery of the Ginger Gypsies coming soon on PBS.
My favorite 'selfies' on this train trip were taken in a peculiar little room. It was exotically fresco'd & festooned with yellow-fruit bearing trees. What was this magical place? You'll have to guess as I'm too much of a lady to say.
|'Seated', and enjoying the view|
In the late hours of the night, the train pulled into an old style train station, the sort you've seen in old black and white movies in Zagreb: a city of northern Croatia. Yay, new country to explore!
|I mean, did you EVER???|
Miraculously we scored a lovely room. We had two beds, one twin-ish, the other Queen sized. I selfishly grabbed the larger bed. I myself am larger and the ensie little so-called twin beds that seem popular here are getting tiresome. The most striking feature of the room was stunningly amazing and inexplicable - a square - I kid you not - toilet. Surprisingly, it fit my round bottom.
|The room was both modern and a throwback with Art Deco mirror & such, but also a modern TV|
|And Hurrah for me scoring the larger bed!|