Terrorism trashes tourism

Bomb sniffer puppy!

We’ve just learned that a train headed for Switzerland was evacuated because of possible terrorist action. Associated Press reports the high-speed train was in Frieberg, Germany and scheduled to go to the Interlaken Region in Switzerland, which is south of us.

The train was searched; no explosives were found. Nevertheless, that puts a damper on our train-travel plans this weekend.

Stupid Al Qaeda.

We wake up to realization we might be nomads

Apartment for rent

In almost three decades of marriage, we have owned only three houses (and a cottage).  That’s not much moving, so we don’t think of ourselves as the nomadic type, until we count the number of times we have shuttered those houses to take up residency elsewhere – and that would be four, or five, depending on how you count it.

At one point, we had keys to four homes on three different continents, and I could have told you where the can opener was in every kitchen but the one that I happened to be standing in.

This comes to mind now because I woke up this morning with the urge to surf apartment rental websites. I don’t know why I want to do this. Our hotel is quiet, close to everything and compared to tying ourselves to a lease, very flexible.

And yet, here I am, looking at apartments.