First class is still the best class

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
We said goodbye to our new friends last night and this morning before heading off on the rails again to Salzburg.  It’s been an absolute fantastic week in Nassfeld and the service and cuisine were second to none.  It rivaled, and likely bettered, any cruise we’ve been on.  
Last night was the ‘piece de resistance’, the regular Friday night Fish Buffet at Hotel Gartnerkofel.  Trays of every fish imaginable, including lobster claws.  I don’t have to tell you that I made a return trip to that platter!  There were scallops and mussels as well as shrimp, calamari, plus a lot of other types of fish that I just wasn’t willing to experiment on.  I stuck to what I know and like, but it was incredible.  I’m afraid the ‘cuisine’ portion of the holiday is over...back to just plain ole ‘eating’.
It was first class travel again on the train today.  For very little extra, it is well worth it.  We had our own compartment for most of the trip.  
I must say, I felt a bit like a zoo animal, though, with everyone parading by and looking in.  I could almost hear the broadcast on the other side of the glass “Here we have 2 specimens from Canada.  They are a bit shy and elusive, so please don’t tap on the window or make any sudden movements.  Also don’t feed the creatures, as they’ve been overfed for the past week and need to be on a strict diet.  You can try to communicate, but they don’t speak German so may only respond to your tone by smiling or nodding.  They are quiet and unassuming, and don’t particularly like to socialize outside of their species.”
It was a very smooth trip all in all, and once we got checked into our hotel, we spent the remainder of the day in complete and utter unscheduled bliss.  We wandered, we browsed, we enjoyed the beautiful day.  I’m liking Salzburg much more than Vienna.  
Not sure what Sunday in Salzburg is going to be like, but after a bit of a lie in and a leisurely breakfast, we’ll find out.
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