we boarded the train at innsbruck at 11:02 p.m. and departed at 11:04. the gentleman looking after us gave us the instructions on operating items in the cubicle and how the door locks worked…trust me, you need these details.
within a few minutes we were in our respective bunks…i had to climb the ladder and set up the safety net; we fell asleep within minutes rocked like babies as the train moved over the brenner pass and into the italian alps. we awoke quite refreshed in the morning. i passed on the mini shower as i had visions of being tossed about as i lathered up (not a pretty sight.) a boxed breakfast was served with an endless supply of good coffee. i have not adapted to the idea of cheese and assorted sausage meats for breaky but hey, we’re on a german train. it’s 7:00 a.m. as we pass through tuscany, we expect to arrive in rome at 9:00 a.m.