Sunday, November 8, 2009
We made it home in style, thanks Waebers & Dad!
Same exact routine from trying to get a seat Tuesday at the airport, same chocolate filled crossiants, same amazement at watching huge steins full of beer being drank at 9:00 a.m., same duty free store, but this time we got on and we got in first class!!!!!!. We were thrilled. Usually we will wait for a flight that we know has first class available but this time it didn't matter, Gary was just ready to get home and we were going to go no matter what.
Did I mention how much we love our friends Jim & Elaine who gave us these buddy passes? I will not be letting anyone meet them, they are our friends and only our friends....they don't need any new friends. We met them at a motorhome park in Coeur d'Alene one year while we were there for the street fair where Rich & Susan were selling their jewelry. The Waebers had the same motorhome as us and Jim stopped by to see if we liked ours. We are so lucky to have them as friends and not just because we have been able to go see our granddaughter several times first class, but because they are truly wonderful people. How lucky we were to have had that motorhome.
We got to Atlanta and the next flight was full so we waited until 9:30 pm Atlanta time that put us in at 12:30 a.m. Seattle time. Dad had left the car at the shuttle place for me that day with a full tank of gas and had it detailed......wow, we wondered, what had we done to deserve that, did he miss us that much? What a perfect way to end the trip, thanks Dad.
We got into bed, our bed, our wonderful, big, soft bed at 2:00 a.m. (which was 11:00 a.m. the following day German time) we had been up almost 30 hours and gone almost 30 days. But traveling first class, getting into a warm, clean car full of gas, and getting into that bed made it all worth it!