Happy Birthday to my dad today, and happy Mother’s Day to my mom! I’m sad to not be spending this doubly-special day with both of you, but also still enjoying myself so much. I tried to have an adventure today by going to dance NIA in Bensheim, a town about an hour from Mannheim by train.
However, because I’d never taken the trains around by myself before, I wasn’t sure what to expect, what I was looking for, what the signs in the station meant, and…
I then got on another train, to a transfer in a little station in Bürstadt, where there are two levels of tracks: elevated and ground-level. Naturally, I waited at the elevated tracks. Naturally, the train I’d intended to take went by just below me while I sat wondering why it hadn’t come.
After a ride back to Mannheim, I passed some pleasant hours in a coffeeshop, walked in the neighborhood, and just enjoyed the day. It was nice having a reason to get up in the morning, but maybe not a terrible thing to not go all the way to Bensheim and back.