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.