I boarded the non-stop flight to Germany on Saturday, October 13th. The plane took off at 4:40 p.m. and it was a little under 9 hours to Frankfurt from Houston. The flight wasn't bad. I had hoped to sleep on the plane, but my plans were thwarted when I got out my Sky Rest pillow, inflated it, and realized there were holes in it. Disappointment! I knew then that sleep was not going to happen. I was able to "rest" in that I closed my eyes for a few minutes here and there, but it wasn't real sleep of course.
In any case, the flight was fine. I watched the pilot episode of Sex and the City, which was available for free on the monitor behind each seat. They had other TV shows and movies for free as well. It was a nice selection and some of them were much newer than the SATC pilot episode. Surprisingly, the food wasn't bad on the flight. Dinner was chicken and rice with vegetables as well as a roll. Breakfast was fruit, a roll, omelet and potatoes. It wasn't enough food, but it wasn't bad in taste.
One interesting note about the flight - I had purchased some Mountain Dew in the airport as a treat for myself on the flight. I don't drink it often, but I love it. The German flight attendant saw the Mountain Dew and said "Oh, Go Go Juice. You know this reference? Honey Boo Boo. I just love that kid!" There are no words for the embarrassment my friends. NO. WORDS. Although the stewardess apparently likes the show, I am embarrassed that people from foreign countries are seeing things like this and that it is a representation in some way of America. UGH. Depression. Serious.
Moving on, I landed in Frankfurt in the morning around 9 a.m. It was easy to get through passport control and it went quickly. The airport was also easy to navigate. My boyfriend, Thomas, picked me up and we made our way home via train and bus and that was also easy. Germany has a great transportation system, which is awesome. I am staying in a small town called Fränkisch-Crumbach, which is not far from Frankfurt. It's a beautiful little town and I look forward to my adventures in Germany!