It feel like I've been talking about moving to Germany for years now (slight exaggeration, I know). It still hasn't hit me that that day is finally here!
Tip (the cat) and I had quite the travel experience yesterday, to put it pleasantly. It was a very long, very rough day on the both of us. We made it safe and sound, so no legit complaining, especially after I heard about the other flight incident yesterday. I will say though, that it was probably one of the worst travel days I've ever had and I'm so thankful that its behind me!
We arrived in the afternoon and I got to see a little bit of the countryside as we drove into town. Wiesbaden is in a wine region, so there's lots of beautiful vistas looking out over vineyards (I plan to explore this more thoroughly later!) and lots of green, lush trees/foliage everywhere. We got settled into the hotel and walked down to the pedestrian area of downtown. Its very European with the ornate buildings, stone streets, bikes, & parks everywhere. I took some pictures, but will have to share later after I get the wireless internet info from Jason and can hook up my own computer (I'm on his at the moment).
I'm definitely suffering from some jet-lag. I only slept an hour on the overnight flight, but managed to stay up until 9:30 pm local time yesterday. I slept until 5am this morning, which is still a very early wake up for me but not terribly off schedule from normal waking hours. I feel pretty rough from traveling though, almost like I have a hang over. Hopefully that passes sooner rather than later...
So, more to come, but I'm here! We're going to check out some houses today and do some more exploring.