Three days later, we are happily ensconced in comfy chairs in the forward lounge of the Viking Pride, moored on the Danube in Passau.
Things we have learned so far:
* it is possible (and *much,* much easier) to travel to Europe in the winter with just one bag.
* European hotels could teach American hotels a thing or two about in-room coffee service. We had a full-size kettle and two actual mugs in our room last night. Bliss.
* Seven knitting projects isn't necessarily too many... As long as some of them are hats and mittens.
In the meantime, carry on knitting...