European Vacation: March-April, 2010

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Friday, March 26 - Off to Europe

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Our friends Tom and Jen were nice enough to drive us to the airport on the day of our trip. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 3:35, so we figured getting there around 1:30 would be in plenty of time. We pack light, carrying one duffel bag each and one small handbag, so it was easy to check in (no bags to check!) and get through security in plenty of time. Our plane was actually a little late getting off the ground, partially because we were waiting for some passengers coming from a connecting flight. It was almost 4:30 by the time we were in the air for our 9 1/2 hour flight toward Frankfurt.

We rode in an American Airlines 777, complete with a TV screen for each seat, where we could pretty much on-demand pick TV shows or movies to watch or play games. Two meals were served, and we stashed away some of it (bread, cookies, crackers) for later in the trip if we needed it. We were fortunate enough to have two empty seats next to us, so we could alternately lay down for a while.