After a long (very long!) trip from Texas to Frankfurt, with a bit of a fiasco of a flight from Frankfurt to Hannover, we finally arrived safely at Oma's house. We are all suffering from "jet lack" (as the girls put it). I hardly slept on the plane - not much leg room and the guy in front of me kept his seat reclined the entire time. Add to that a crying baby, and I think I might have slept the grand total of an hour.
What was the fiasco, you ask? Well, first our flight from Frankfurt to Hannover was delayed, because someone on the prior flight was injured (and needed an ambulance). We boarded a bus to the plane late, then made the rounds at the airport. We were wondering where in the world the driver was going, and then we realized we were right back where we started - same gate and everything - and the driver was on the airport phone looking rather irritated. After waiting around for about 10 minutes, we were off again - only to drive around the airport some more, and then back to the gates - this time a different gate. Off the bus, back up the stairs, and into the gate area, and we learn that the plane has a flat. (That's actually a good thing - better that they discover it before loading and takeoff, rather than while we're hurtling down the runway for takeoff!) Finally we go back downstairs, back on the bus, and this time we actually make it to the plane. After taxiing for what seems like forever (especially since we're all dozing off), we take off and less than an hour later we were on the ground and on our way to Oma's.
After settling in (read: get all of our voluminous luggage upstairs!), we've had a small dinner, talked for a bit, and now we're off to bed.
Gute Nacht aus Deutschland!