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Plan B to Prague

Upper Austria
March 5, 2006

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Snow fell lightly but persistently through Sunday morning, but it never occurred to me that this might be a problem. When I returned to the meeting hotel, all the other attendees, their spouses and kids were hanging out in the lobby, and the cab drivers were milling about. Seems the road down to Munich was dicey, and not worth risking it since most flights out of Munich were delayed or cancelled.

This cheered me right up, because I didn't really want to fly out of Munich. I preferred to get to a train station and nostalgically work my way along the rails to Prague, where I needed to be on Monday afternoon. Elke checked online and found a train from Salzburg to Prague, leaving in three hours -- more than enough time to make, according to my seasoned Alpine cab driver.

From Salzburg, I made my way by train, out in front of the storm and across the snowy landscape of Upper Austria, on into the Czech Republic and onto Prague.