We made it here safe and sound, though I'm still rather jet-lagged. It's almost surreal for me to be in Germany. When we moved back to the US, after 4 and a half years of living here, I was still a child. A 12 year old child. All of the familiar but forgotten sights and smells are bringing me right back to my childhood. It's comforting in a way. It's almost like I didn't realize I missed it so much.
Our plane ride from DC to London was quite uneventful, but the plane from London to Frankfurt was oh-so-bumpy. I don't think I released my death grip on the arm rest for the duration of the flight. We then had a quick 30 minute train ride to Koblenz and an even quicker 10 minute taxi ride to our airport. Oh, how I love the Autobahn. We clocked our driver going 190 km...that's almost 120 miles per hour if you're counting. My lead foot would certainly fit in very nicely here.
Jonathan had his welcome dinner last night, which I was invited to, so I got to see the MBA school and meet his classmates. There are 4 other spouses/significant others here. Not to be anti-social, but I'm very much looking forward to exploring on my own and not tagging along with the other plus ones. Which is just what I did today. I ate breakfast with him this morning before he left for a day of company tours in Koln, then I went back to our room to catch some more winks as I did not sleep at all last night. Remember how I brought The Memory Keeper's Daughter with me? I'll probably finish that tonight as I've been reading it non-stop since I've had trouble sleeping! I should have brought another book, but I usually never get the chance to read on vacation.
After finally getting some sleep, I woke up and walked around town for a bit. Unfortunately, the town we are staying in is very small so there are only a few shops and restaurants. There's not even a post office or bank here so I was unable to buy any stamps and get more Euros out, which means I'll probably be eating in the hotel restaurant for dinner tonight. Yesterday was a national holiday, and most Germans take off today too so I'm not sure if any of the restaurants will be open. Jon won't be back until 9:00 PM tonight, so I've got quite a bit more time on my own. I took a few pictures today, but I haven't uploaded them to the computer yet. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and let you all know that we made it here safely! Have a great weekend all!