Hello everyone. We finally arrived at the SEATAC International Airport in Seattle, Washington to begin our journey. As you can tell, we had a full load. We waited in the Condor line and checked in all of our luggage, our cat, and Lance’s bass guitar.
Our flight was a bit miserable as we listened to a baby scream for 7 out of the 9.5 hours. It was our luck that the Premium seats we picked out happened to be right behind where the crew members have resting quarters. It didn’t resemble the diagram on Condor’s website– so our TV’s were above our head in an awkward position. We also had a ‘lovely’ textured curtain taking up most of our extended leg room.
Needless to say, after some miserable hours of dozing in and out of consciousness, only to be awoken periodically by baby screams–we arrived in Frankfurt, Germany. Thank goodness the flight itself was smooth, faster than scheduled, and brought us here safely.
Our host was waiting in Frankfurt for us and we loaded all of our luggage (and beloved cat), into a van. We drove about 180 Kilometers (111 mph) per hour on the German Autobahn (in the rain) and arrived in Munich, Germany, safe and sound– just in time for dinner!
Our hosts served us an amazing German dinner which consisted of authentic Weisswurst, pretzels, different types of mustard, cheeses, bread, spreads, champagne, and German beer (of course)!
We finally settled down for the evening, as we were very tired from the trip. We only slept for a few hours due to jet lag and adjusting to the new time zone. It is now 6:00 a.m. the next morning and we are having our coffee–listening to the wonderful sound of church bells in the distance (which is traditional in most German villages), and feeling thankful we made it here safe and sound.
Have a wonderful day and stay tuned for more of our adventures as we learn to live in Germany!
Lance and Delrae