The Curtis family has finally arrived in Germany! Our flight from Atlanta to Frankfurt wasn't bad, just long. It was a little under 9hrs and landed earlier than planned at 7 am. We couldn't sleep, so we watched some in-flight movies. We had dinner and breakfast which wasn't bad at all. For being a big plane of 45 rows which at least 8 seats across we got off the plane pretty quick.
My biggest worry were the dogs and they did great! I did get a little emotional when I dropped Trooper off in Oversized baggage in Atlanta, mind you he was already whinny and had threw up in his crate. Sissy was a little whinny on the plane, luckily in our row of three seats no one was next to us, so I put Sissy crate next to me. When we landed, we heard Trooper barking from below the plane, which was a reminder that he made it to Germany in one piece. My biggest annoyance was when we got to baggage, Trooper was sitting off to the side and the only reason I saw him was because he was barking. I'm glad no one took my dog. We got our luggage and rental car. It was an adventure to say the least fitting four suitcases, two crates and four of us in the car we rented. After that adventure, I'm really not a fan of two door cars.
The autobahn or highway was fast, I'm glad Mario was driving. We hit a lot of traffic leaving Frankfurt and heading to Stuttgart. The drive was about two hours. Our rental car had a GPS which made the drive easier. After all the traveling, I am glad the hotel let us check in early. We took all our luggage to our room and took a few hours power nap.
Since the hotel on base was booked we are staying in the Germany economy, which means we are staying in the city. We are currently staying at a Marriott which is about an eight minute drive from base, but we may have to find another hotel closer and cheaper to base. It all depends on how the housing situation. Mario was going to talk with the today, keep your fingers crossed we get a house soon! Normally when we move there is one major base, but in Colorado Springs there were five bases between the Air Force and Army, it's like that here, but they are much closer in distance. We are hoping we can live on the base which Mario will works on, but may have to live on another base and commute due to housing availability. We picked up a few things for the store to eat and grabbed a quick dinner at the food court. For my non military friends, I may be referring to the PX or commissary. The PX is like a Target but on base and the commissary is the grocery store on base.
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