Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday/Sunday (SFO to Frankfurt)...

We're officially spoiled forever. Our business class upgrades came through, and Seats 15A and B cradled us on our bumpy ride to Europe. The latest Harry Potter film, and half of Mr. Bean entertained until sleep took over. Jeff's slick new iPod Touch kept him happily occupied with episodes of Windsor Castle.

An evening departure from SFO meant an afternoon arrival into Frankfurt. Even with chilly, overcast skies and a light drizzle, we arrived almost 45min early! This airport showcases German efficiency. No arrival forms to fill out. A brisk line at Passport Control. And our luggage was already spinning the carousel when we arrived at baggage claim. Bravo.

Jeff's sister Julie, 5-year-old nephew Keegan, and 2-month-old neice Mia met us with a colorful, hand drawn sign and warm hugs. Keegan launched into stories that lasted through some quick errands and all the way to their apartment in Dexheim...where brother-in-law Adam met us.

A slew of catch-up stories, a couple of bowls of homemade spicy chili, a Haunted Mansion movie with Keegan, and we were ready for bed by 8pm. Perfect sleeping temps and the calming white-noise hiss of passing car tires on the wet road.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the next ste of stories from Europe...

jayhawkeye said...

Maybe 15A and 15B was the 'flying gods' way of correcting all of United's injustices put upon you! ;~)

Matthias said...

They must be having a great time as there have been no updates since they've arrived.

Look forward to them when they return.

Living vicariously through your trips, J & J

~MT

The Lasagna maker said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful person so far away!

Anonymous said...

We were so glad to see you guys finally (considering the run through the day before). Sorry you couldn't see the first sign due to Keegan getting all exorcist on it and all.
j