I guess I should clarify something with my posts, they are not in real time. They are days behind. So if you arre reading this thinking, hmm I think I am going to find Flo in Germany, yeah I am probably already home.
My usual travel pattern, when heading to Europe, is to take a 6:00pm departure, so I have a chance at sleeping. Well due to the schedule for the next day, I took the 2:20 pm from Chicago to Frankfurt. Rookie Mistake #2.
I also booked my ticket late, so the choice seats where gone. Rookie Mistake #3.
So I ended up in the middle seat sandwiched between 2 men, both who where armrest hogs. The one to my left was not as bad, elbows touch someone would move. However, the guy to my right? I am pretty sure he was trying to get his cuddle on.
So 7.25 flight time, I watched 3 movies, so maybe 2 hours of sleep? Arrived in Frankfurt at 5:20 am, ready to go to bed rather then face the day. But the next day, was the big day, and I was way to excited to sleep.
Originally the plan had been to meet up with friends in Frankfurt and we would drive down to the Audi Forum in Neckarsulam. I had booked a hotel room at the airport so we could refresh before fhe drive. Well plans changed, flights cancelled and I made rookie mistake 4. Don’t prepay your hotel unless your willing to lose it.
So I walked over to the Frankfurt Hilton Airport to refresh and drink about 4 expresso’s. The Hilton was located in the Squaire, which right next to the train station for the long distance trains. So it worked out great given my bad situation.
I had prebooked the train, at risk, because the price difference was so signficant it was worth it. Next stop Stuttgart……….