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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

157 - Off We Go! Europe Day 1

May 31, 2011 – In Germany!

I’m overseas!!  Farthest I’ve ever been away from home in my life!  Today (and technically yesterday) has been an exhausting one of basically travel.  

Waiting to leave at SeaTac!  So excited!
We left SeaTac at 6:45pm on a 9 hour flight to Heathrow Airport in London and arrived there around 11:50.  I didn’t really sleep at all – dozed here and there, but a comfortable position evaded me (surprise, surprise). 
The second flight (London to Frankfurt) was delayed for a bit in both boarding and take-off, but it was just an hour long in terms of air time.  Then we had an hour long bus ride to our current town – Bad Kreuznach – and our spa hotel, the Domina. It’s pretty schnazzy.  J

Dinner was in a local restaurant at about 8:30 this evening.  We got lost walking there for a bit (thank goodness for our fully-fluent-in-German British tour guide Jenny!) The meal was 3 courses of what I guess is traditional German fare.  First course, a to die for creamy asparagus soup; second, melt-in-your-mouth meatloaf and spatzle (German pan noodles); and dessert was a strange but delicious strawberry-filled dumpling thing under a warm, sweet cream sauce.
The best part was that Steph could eat it!  :D  Yay for our first meal abroad!
I’m falling asleep writing this, so now it’s time to go…
Gute Nacht!


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