03.09.2011 - 03.09.2011
We got up early, took the tram to the train station, and bought tickets to Plzen [Plzen-travel-guide-276554]. Today was the date of a geocoin show in Nebilovy, which is a small town south of Plzen. The event organizers set up a shuttle bus from the Plzen train station to Nebilovy, but in order to get the bus, we had to leave Prague around 6 am. Yikes!
We bought our tickets, then went to look at the schedule board. I had printed the train schedule and saw that there was a train at 6:10 that looked good, but the board wasn’t showing that. They had Plzen as 6:50 – that wouldn’t get us there in time. Suddenly the board flashed from some town to Plzen, at 6:10, then flashed back. We had about 5 minutes until departure so we ran off to our track and jumped on the train with about 2 minutes to spare. I wished I had water, but the train didn’t have a food/beverage car. So we just settled in to our compartment and snoozed most of the way there. I was awake for part of the ride, and it was very foggy outside. Once the fog lifted, it was a nice ride through the county. We could have been back home.
The Plzen train station was small, but we found a little shop with breakfast pastries. We don’t speak Czech, so we just pointed to what we wanted. And then I finally got my water! We were a little early, but we met some others also taking the bus. We hopped on the bus, and off we went!