|A rare sight -- an empty train platform in Paris.|
David and I didn't know enough about the French train system to panic. Yet. We thought surely our reservations, made three months before, would entitle us to some alternative transportation. After all, it was Saturday and we had little hope of getting a hotel reservation in Paris. Besides, our hostess in Colmar, the Alsace region of France some two and a half hours away by fast train, was expecting us around 3:30. She spoke only French, so how on earth would we explain the delay, or worse, a cancellation? For that matter, where would we get a phone to call her in the first place?
|These men may not look intimidating, but they weren't about to let anyone open the office.|
To be continued.