|@ the Tequileria in the CLT|
Anyway, we finally got on the plane and took our seats. This was a fairly long flight - eight and a half hours or so - but we had free movies and meals and figured we would try to get some sleep. Of course...the flight left at 4:15 in the afternoon so obviously what little sleep we got happened in the last two hours of it. But it is what it is when one is flying overseas, I suppose.
The food was crappy, as airplane food is on any US-owned airline, and my little television kept freezing, which sucked. But I'm not about to let a "meh" flight ruin the start of an awesome vacation! We arrived in Frankfurt about an hour late due to delays in Charlotte, but no worries...we had a three-hour layover. Because I'm smart like that. We napped a bit while waiting for our flight to Berlin, though at this point I was starving and thirsty, we didn't have any Euros (and weren't about to pay airport prices to get some...hindsight is 20/20, we should have exchanged some money here in the US I suppose), and it was hot as Hades in that airport. No A/C plus an 80+ degree day? Blech. Still, our flight for Berlin left on time, Lufthansa (LOVE) gave us yummy candy (and gave me some water when I asked for it right when we boarded), and I got to sleep for the short flight across Germany. Finally...we were there.
|First beer in Germany!|
The Natalies being, of course, my friend Natalie M from Australia whom I met on my 2007 Contiki tour, and her college chum Natalie C. Of course there was squealing and hugging on the parts of Natalie M and I; then they were up to their room to drop things off and we settled back in to wait (and drink) some more.
Coming up...our first [and very random] night in Berlin. Be excited.