Hi from Rick: Under-the-Chestnut-Tree Moments
Earlier this summer, I was with my TV crew in the small town of Hall, Austria. After a long day of filming, we relaxed back at our hotel — enjoying new friends, tasty Spätzle, and the folk tunes of the local brass band — all under a chestnut tree that had hosted a century of such gatherings. I was struck by how much joy there was simply enjoying the moment in the shade of that big tree. In fact, my cameraman, Karel, felt the urge to get up and join the locals in a waltz. (Karel and I have traveled together for decades…and I've never seen him dance.)
Europe specializes in moments like these. And to capture them is the challenge of a good traveler.
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