Home Trip Part 1: Arriving and The Wedding
Flying is never fun, but this topped the list of worst flights for me. Lufthansa was striking (luckily, not international flights). After trouble with excess baggage (we packed one suitcase instead of two, bad idea with all the camera equipment weighing it down), and several other troubles, we landed in Philadelphia to catch the connecting flight. However, we flew right into a storm.
The flight was delayed for nearly four hours before getting canceled around 10:00 p.m. I should mention a republican convention was being held in Philly and 50% of flights were already canceled before ours. No hotel rooms available. We “slept” in the terminal (you can’t sleep in terminals, believe me). We eventually made it to our destination, but we were much worse for wear.
The wedding went over much smoother than I anticipated. We had some initial drama (bachelor party, then a freak storm the morning of), but the Rose Garden was in full bloom, the sun was out, and the weather overall agreeable. Herr had a good time as the photographer, and I tailed him taking photos with my brother’s camera to capture candid moments. They couldn’t have asked for a nicer atmosphere. The two are now hitched! Congratulations to them! 😀
It was good to see family again. I was sad to have to leave so early (everyone else was going on a trip to the islands, no fair!), but it was time for us to depart on our second leg of the trip.