Epic European Cycle : 2015-07-19 : Train to Donaueschingen with Laura

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Notes Actions
Reminder Laura arrives in Frankfurt $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Cycle Cycle Airport to Train - Pics $0.00
Train Train Frankfurt Donaueschingen $0.00 As reserved by Laura
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Riedsee Camping $80.00 As reserved by Laura. Two nights, incl Laura

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How ironic. Five weeks ago, Brent and I plotted out a very detailed route for collecting Laura at the Frankfurt Airport, including providing a lovely photograph (below) of our chosen meeting place. We got here today, and the meeting place has been constructed out of existence. D'oh! Hope Brent can find Laura at the arrival gate...
Laura saw my Facebook update about the death of the Welcome Center, so she knew about the death of our chosen meeting place, and Brent had no trouble finding her at the arrivals gate, so after the first little SNAFU, everything was easy. Laura and Brent assembled her bicycle (while I ran gopher errands), we used Metro to get to the train station downtown, Brent and I collected our bikes from the hotel, we had lunch, we rode the train to Ulm, then from Ulm to Donaueschingen, and using my dizzying navigational skills rode directly to our campground on time to check in and buy bonus yogurts and set-up beers. I'm impressed at how Laura held up through the day, considering it had started in Calgary at something like 1:30AM (MDT) on Saturday and didn't end until 10:00PM-ish (Germany time) on Sunday.
Our first few days of cycling will involve heading straight back to Ulm. We saw some stuff from the train that looked amazing, so we can't wait to get started! Bavaria is lumpy and very interesting with castles and ruins everywhere, and crops growing up steep hills.