Monday, May 31, 2010

Days 2 and 3….I Finally Left on a Jet Plane

Long story short, after getting to the airport in Ft. Lauderdale for our Flight to Frankfurt, Germany on Friday night, we had a delay, then it became a longer delay.  Our 9:50pm flight didn’t go at all on Friday.  We were put up in a hotel, given food vouchers and told to return to the airport Saturday morning at 9:00am.  Well, we got to the airport and then had to wait some more.  We then learned our flight was delayed again until 2:00pm.  A little while later, it was delayed until 4:00pm.  We finally did leave at 4:30pm.  We landed in Frankfurt around 7:45am today (Sunday) morning.

We got our luggage and then I let Treila go to the bathroom.  We went through customs and proceeded to the car rental booth which was about 1/2 mile from the customs area. I got the key to our Mercedes and Treila asked where was her purse.  Rachel (my cousin for those of you who don’t know) said she remembered Treila taking it into the bathroom.  So Treila and I walked all the way back and had to go through customs again just to get to the bathroom.  Miraculously, the purse was still there. 

We then proceeded to our rental car only to find that we didn’t have enough space for all of our luggage.  So we made due.  All luggage that went in the trunk did and the rest was placed in the back seat with Taylor and Treila.  We then got in the car and started towards Munich (plans changed….we lost part of our time devoted to Paris, so we are reworking our schedule).  Right now we are stopped in Wertheim between Frankfurt and Munich. 

By the time we got down the road to Wurzburg, I was totally exhausted.  So, we pulled over by the side of one road and propped a map up on the steering wheel and took a nap. We have seen some beautiful old sites. We checked into the Novotel Wurzbug for a good night’s sleep.  Here are some of our pictures.