Well I didn’t have the strength to post yesterday when we finally made it back to the hotel in Ingolstadt after a short visit to Basel Switzerland. When yesterday becomes a funny story, then I can talk about it. Let’s just say we are taking the bus to Munich today and we need to stop at the Eurorail office to get new passes. But first we must stop at the police station to file a report. The last scene in the bad comedy was a one hour bus ride from the train station back to the hotel, which normally takes 10 minutes.
Now I’ll talk about Basel. We arrived and were walking down the crowded street looking for Swiss food and couldn’t find anything like Swiss Steak or whatever is native to the country, but found lot’s of Italian dishes. We passed by several restaurants and noticed smokers through the windows. Basel has not outlawed smoking in public places yet. This is a problem for California non-smokers. It is impossible for Mic and I to enjoy a meal, while someone is blanketing the area with toxic fumes. I hear there are regions in Switzerland like Zurich in which it has become forbidden. The venue also allowed smoking and it made it hard for the horn players to work. Tower opened for Tom Jones and honestly I was surprised how short he is, and the hugeness of his head. Hopefully some day we can return and have a more enjoyable experience.