Sep 19 2010

T Minus 7 hours and counting….

Published by at 11:48 pm under travel

The Road to Kaiserslautern - Leg #2“The following happened between 3:30 PM and 4:51 PM EST”

On The Road to Kaiserslautern (Germany), Part 2…

OK, leg #2 of my trip to Germany has begun and it is not good. I am OB a larger plane (US Airways Airbus A330) but the seats are smaller. My knees are jammed into the seat in front of me and it hurts.

We are currently at a cruising altitude of 37,000 feet and the captain says we are going up around the Boston area (hello headquarters) before heading over the Atlantic. The trip should take a little less than seven hours. I have my Kindle with me so maybe a little Stephen King will help the time go quicker.

More to come…

UPDATE **
It is now about 30 minutes until we land in Frankfurt and it couldn’t come any sooner. Books have been read, movie and TV shows have been watched and I have wandered around the cabin so many times that I lost count (thrombosis avoidance maneuver). And, alas, sleep avoids those that have a forward seat thrust into their knees whilst the person behind wants me to put my seat back up because “he doesn’t have enough leg room” (that person is about 5′ 4″ tall). Sheesh!

Later…

[pullquote]Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.

Steve McCroskey (Airplane, 1980)[/pullquote]

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