We had a long travel day today. We went 660 kilometers (whatever that means) on the tour bus going from Amsterdam to Heidelberg, Germany and beyond. I got to know a few more people on the tour. Going with the “it’s a small world” theme, who I talked to today were recovering alcoholics. Both have been sober 18 months. I talked to a man who lost his wife to cancer and we talked about the struggle. At dinner tonight I sat with a small group and we talked about drugs & alcohol, prostitution, the Olympics, and on a lighter note travel, food and Broadway. I loved just chatting and feeling connected. I am convinced that we all want to feel that human connection and commonality. Getting to know others from around the world is a huge benefit of traveling in a guided tour. I am having a great time. My granddaughter wore Steve’s shirt today as a way to bring his memory along for the ride. She’s great.