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Friday, December 19, 2008

We have arrived! Photo Friday!

Greetings from Garmisch, Germany! Our day started off on the WRONG foot. We arrived at the airport on time but it was too "froggy", as my son would say, outside for the planes to land. The plane that we were supposed to take hadn't even landed yet! Fortunately, when we bought the cheap plane tickets on Delta.com, we saved several hundred dollars by giving ourselves a 5.5 hour layover in Atlanta. Luckily that meant that we did not have to worry about our connection flights like the rest of the airport. We had an uneventful 45 minute flight to Atlanta. The kids were great and we didn't even have to break out any of the exciting toys yet!

Here is my husband and son playing Nintendo DS while we waited...and waited...and waited...

When we arrived in Atlanta, we grabbed some lunch and headed to our gate. We charged up the Nintendo DS and let the kids run around and expell some energy. Our flight loaded up and we took off around 5pm. The flight was 8 hours...Seth didn't sleep a wink! Sera slept for about 30 minutes before she woke up in the throes of a night terror. I spent 20 minutes in the little airplane bathroom trying to wake her up and calm her down. We brought a large carryon bag with toys and things for the kids to do...we should have just filled it with food! The kids were both great for the most part and everyone around was sympathetic to the kids acting like kids.
It is amazing to me that they did not sleep at all....ALL DAY LONG! Almost 20 hours... I take that back...much to the amusement of our seatmates, the kids both fell asleep as the wheels were dropping down for landing. That made getting off the plane quite a challenge...we had to get all of our carryon items off the plane and two sleeping children who weigh only 35 and 42 pounds, but while sleeping weighed about 250 lbs each! Going through customs and getting our luggage was uneventful as well. Luckily, the first few hours of this trip were not a sign of what was to come!
The last ten minutes of the flight..

*Toilet humor ahead...read with caution!**
A funny for the day: Seth learned a valuable lesson about German plumbing today. 1. Some toilets are grey...that doesn't mean they are dirty. 2. Seth was concerned that business wouldn't not get taken care of because the product was not in the water. He was excited to find that it does indeed flush just like home!
On the agenda tomorrow: Wander around Garmisch and see the sights, go to first Christmas market of many, buy diapers!
This is part of Photo Friday! Visit Delicious Baby to see photos from places all over the world.


Heather said...

Glad you arrived safely. Enjoy your trip!

Wayne said...

great photos I think your photo friday is amaizing
P.S thankyou so much for your comment on my photo friday.

dommy said...

Part of the adventure is just getting there, eh?

Hope you have a great trip :)