Today is a travel day, so we had to have our luggage at the coaches at 6:10 am. Our final Swiss breakfast was at 6:15. I took advantage of the great variety of dried fruits and grains by building a granola out of the offerings.
We departed at 7:00 am to head to our next destination, Austria, by way of Lichtenstein. We zig-zagged down the mountainside as we had done several times before into the Rhone valley. The road followed the Rhone River through the valley.
Once we were in the town of Sierre, we noticed one of the other buses pulled off the road. Our bus stopped to see what the problem was. Apparently, one of the students on the bus had fallen out of his seat and hit his head and was bleeding. His injury was serious enough to require further attention, so we waited for the city coordinator from Crans-Montana to come to retrieve him and get him to the hospital.
Once that was taken care of, we resumed our trip. We passed through Bern and Zurich along the way. At some point, we stopped at a rest stop, which was more like a mall, for lunch. We arrived in Lichtenstein around 1:30 pm.
We didn’t have much time there since the medical emergency had taken up some of our travel time. Teagan and I went in pursuit of a shot glass for her collection. Beyond that, we just looked around a bit and rejoined the group on the bus.
We arrived in Seefeld, Austria around 4:30. After we were checked in, I went to town to get oriented to walk around and get oriented. Each coach was in a different hotel, like in Switzerland, and ours was a little further away from downtown than the others. The trade-off was supposed to be that ours had better food.
Supper was at 7:00. We had a good salad with several different lettuces, cream of zucchini soup which was outstanding, Viener snitzel and a vegetable I can’t remember, and ice cream for dessert.
After supper, it was back to town (5 minute walk) for shopping. A festival with live music was getting underway, so we got to hear a band play on an outdoor stage that was set up downtown. Several of the Tennessee Ambassadors gathered near the stage and provided an audience for the band. The lead singer came out to the group and sang briefly.
The stores were open quite late, perhaps for the festival, so we were able to continue shopping/browsing until we headed back to the hotel around 10:00 pm.