|Predictably, I left home a bit later than planned, but after my neighbor Gary gave me a ride to the Marta station, the trip to the airport went smoothly, even making great connections at the Five Points transfer point. I made it through the security with no problems, and had a pleasant half hour wait for the plane to board. First thing learned: my carry on was heavier than I'd realized and a nice person put it into the overhead bin. Delta / Lufthansa fed us supper – I had a vegetarian pasta with a nice Australian merlot. After watching two American action films, sort of, I tried to sleep... not good, even in 'comfort class.' I had several naps and woke up when the airplane lights were turned on about an hour from Dusseldorf. Breakfast, actual breakfast, served on the plane, was a banana, not too strong coffee, and a small omelet between an English muffin.
Ginny, Chelsea, and Chuck met me and we drove the hour back to Susterseel where they live. On the way to the house, we made a quick stop for Chelsea's soccer cleats and socks. And I had no idea where a was, I took a short nap before going to Chelsea's first German soccer game.. Son-in-law Chuck and her brother Chris are planning coaching sessions. We had a late lunch or early supper (I'm still getting used to the schedule here) and plan a walk around Susterseel so I can see where I am.
The trees are just tipping green as their spring is later than we have in Atlanta – they are on about the same lattitude as New England, but don't check me on that. Ginny says there is little humiditya and that the rainy season may be nearly over. This is an industial / agricultural part of Germany and I've noticed several tractors rumbling along on Saturday afternoon. We're enjoying being face to face really again, plan to see Amsterdam later in the week, and I'll just hang out with the Taylor Family Mission, doing whatever they had aleady planned. Life is good!
No pictures, I'm still learning. Till next time.