Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Finally in Frankfurt...

Well, I have finally arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, after a very long series of flight delays.

Rick dropped me off at the SLC airport at 11:00 on Monday morning. When I went up to the automatic check-in computer, it informed me that my flight to Chicago was delayed by 3 hours and that I would miss my connection to Frankfurt. It said that it was searching for alternatives for today and tomorrow. Then it informed me that there weren't any! Luckily, I finally got to talk with a human. She put me on a flight to San Francisco to catch a different flight to Frankfurt. However, that flight was an hour earlier, so I had to run. When I got to the gate they were just announcing that San Francisco wouldn't let them land right now. So, we sat there for about 2 hours and then loaded the plane and sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours before finally taking off. It was such a small plane and very claustrophobic.

Once I was in San Francisco, I went to find my flight to Frankfurt (which was luckily a few hours later than the original flight, so I still had a little time). When I arrived it was delayed as well. However, they must have made up some time in the air, because we arrived here about 2 p.m. I was hoping to go stand-by on an earlier Rome flight, but missed that all together. My flight leaves tonight at 8 p.m. (it is 4:30 p.m. now).

I am not complaining though, I really love Germany. I especially love their food. I'm sitting here eating a yummy sandwich on a huge baguette with salami and bree cheese. I haven't had this good of a sandwich since I was in Europe 7 years ago! I also have some yummy pastry to eat as soon as I get the sandwich finished.

Well, this is just a quick update...mostly for my mom who is probably worried sick about me right now. All is well though. I shed some tears leaving San Francisco, I got that sickening panicking feeling that I remember when I have left kids the last two trips to Europe. It is a scary feeling for a mom to be across an ocean from her family. I haven't cried again though, and I hope that I will now enjoy my trip.

Now, wish me luck as I embark on my journey to Italy...it will be an adventure to say the least.

1 comments:

Janessa James said...

Good luck! We our sick of Dad's (or our) cooking already..... thank heavens for Baba! We love you!