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
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We will be following your blog closely! We plan on being in Germany in October on tour with friends. Curious – how did you learn German?
Thanks for following us and reaching out! You are going to love Germany in October! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us prior to your arrival. We’d love to have the opportunity to see you both.
Denise, the best way to learn some German words and phrases is to use the free App called Duolingo.
We have been using this App for quite some time and it’s easy to use and pretty accurate as well. You can download it on any computer, notebook, and even your smart phone. We know there are many other programs available but this one has been the easiest and most enjoyable.
We are by no means fluent in the language, however, we’ll be going to language school every day beginning in March. Delrae and I would like to become fluent with the German language and also be able to read and write it as well.
Let us know if you have any more questions, we’re happy to help!
Lance and Delrae
Definitely will let you know dates, etc. Will try the Duolingo. I’ve heard of it before so thanks for the recommend. Funny that we have to leave the country to meet family!!!!