TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 – 145/0 -- FLY FROM FRANKFURT, GERMANY TO HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately our five month trip is ending. Up at 5:00, we eat breakfast at the guesthouse and have a beautiful drive to the Frankfurt airport for our 10:30 flight home. The drive is actually about 90 minutes with no problem and we have allowed plenty of time. Traffic is slow only in one place near the airport.
We fly on Lufthansa in Business Class. This is our 22nd and last flight of the trip. We take off and land on time and the flight is one of the best we have had. The staff makes sure we have plenty to eat and drink for the whole 10 hours and for once, the cabin is cool! We sail through the arrival details and finally get our luggage. We had checked it to make things as easy as possible. Even though it was marked priority it is the last to show up on the carrousel. We pick up our car in Houston and get back home about 19 hours after we started the day in Germany. Tired and craving Tex-Mex we head for our favorite little Cantina and have a great tasting dinner. Back home we crash!
It is hard to believe this journey is over! We have had a fabulous time and in some ways, are forever changed. I know for sure we will never look at the world in the same way. After spending 5 months in each other’s company almost every minute of every day our personal relation has grown too. I also know we are both looking forward to some space now that we are home.
A big thank you to family and friends who have followed along on our trip, I hope you have enjoyed the blog as much as we have enjoyed writing it. It is the best thing we did for ourselves as it has helped us remember so many of the little details. Here is a special thank you to Bill and Paula who took care of all the house, mail and business details for us while we were gone.
We will do a wrap up of what worked and what didn’t and just some final thoughts much like what we started the blog with and post it in a week or so. Meanwhile we will be busy settling back into a new routine since Dick is now retired.