I arrived last evening at 5:30, and although the trip was mostly uneventful, it did have some hiccups.
Hiccup 1. Plane left out of Atlanta an hour and a half late
2. Missed a train stop in Würtzburg (I had fallen asleep) so I got off in Nürnberg and bought another ticket with reserved seat.
3. When I got on the train and found my seat, there were two young ladies sitting in that section. I came to the wrong conclusion that this was not my train, recovered my luggage on the other end of the car and proceeded to find the "right" train.
A conductor assured me I had the right train and I should get my ass back on because they were about to pull out. So I went to what was my seat and it turns out that one of the young ladies had taken my seat hoping I wouldn't show up!
So I showed her my ticket and she vacated the seat and went to sit on the platform in between the trains.
"Billy-Bob", I said to myself, "You need and deserve a beer!
So I told my seatmate I was going to the dining car to drink a beer and that I was going to stay there till time for my next stop.
So I go back to the end of the train, find the young lady I had chased out of reserved seat and told her to go back and sit with her friend.
I then go back to the dining car and order (and promptly consume) 3 bottles of beer.
Much better!!!!!!!!!!!!! *BURP*
4. Got lost walking to my favorite pub last night. In all fairness to myself, it was nighttime and I am staying at an unfamilar Bed & Breakfast, but this is my hometown, dammit! Anyway, I had to ask directions after walking in circles a couple of times. :(
Tonight is the night I sit in on drums with my friend Peter's band TIME OUT and I am very much looking forward to it!
Okay, so now a little more about the bracelet: It doesn't seem so heavy anymore and it actually had made me feel more secure wearing it.
That's not to say I want something to happen, but if that episode witht the train had gotten worse and I had "flipped out", at least someone would have known why.
My feelings on the trip so far?
I honestly don't know if I can make the trip by myself next time.