After two flights consisting of about 14 hours total, we arrived in Germany! It was a snowy morning. We found the USO in the airport where there were delicious ramen noodle cups! I was totally pumped because I had been starving on the flight. And airplane food is never good. (Don't argue, ramen noodles are healthy and nutritious)..We took a shuttle to Landstuhl, which both Brian and I fell asleep.. Jet lag ..Its awesome. We were greeted at our hotel as soon as we arrived by Captain Origell and Merri! Both of these women are amazing! They took us around, helped us get food at the commissary, showed us base where Brian would be working, then let us rest at about 4. When we came into the hotel room, we saw this on our table! It was from them. They are soo nice!
|A basket full of food and goodies!|
Guess what? I have a cousin that lives 10 minutes up the road! Malee Skinner!!! She is awesome and helped so much in the transition process - especially since we didn't have a car to get around anywhere. They had us over for dinner a lot! Oh man, and does she know how to cook! She and her family took us under their wings! We have to repay them when they move at the end of the summer.
|So! Much food!|
|Brian eating a Doner!|
|The Trier Cathedral!|
|The gate leading into Trier|
It was interesting to read up on Wiki about Trier on the way there. It is the oldest city in Germany. It was ruled by Romans for a very long time, hence the Roman look to the gate!
We went on a couple other close trips. Here are a few pictures of our Saturday adventures:
Metz, France -
|Metz was beautiful!|
|The River split around a cathedral. We are behind the cathedral at the point of the divide!|
|This is said cathedral!|
|Brian is so awesome to take me places.|
|Climbing the Ruin|
|This is another cathedral in Speyer we drove past on the way out.|