Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Day 12 Heidelberg
Jonathan and Valerie wanted to take us to Heidelberg, Germany but it's normally a 4 hour car ride. Since they were doing a lot of construction on the roads they decided that the best way to get there was by train. Jonathan got us all train tickets for the day to head to Heidelberg. They figured out the best route to get us there by train and we started our journey. We boarded the first train with no problem and when it came to take the next train, an ICE train we ran into a little problem. Apparently the tickets that we had were only good for local trains and not any of the high speed trains like the ICE train. So at the next stop we got off and we had to take all local trains the rest of the way. It's kind of hard to navigate the trains especially when you don't speak the language. So when one of our stops that we thought we were supposed to take came up we all got off. Well apparently there were two stops with that name one for the outside of town and one for the main station. When the bigger train that was suppose to take us to Heidelberg speed past us we knew we must have gotten off at the wrong stop. We had to wait for another little train to take us to the main station so we could board the train to Heidelberg. It may have taken us a little longer to get there but at least we got to enjoy the countryside of Germany.