Due to Germany’s position on the globe I will be up before first light tomorrow. I live at 48 degrees North, which means that the sun will rise at 5:37 am. At this point I need to be at the train station headed to Frankfurt. So I will wake up even before the sun is up to drag myself down to the tram and into town.
Leaving on a Jet Plane
There is a point to this though. Also due to Germany’s position, I have to take a flight tomorrow quite a ways west. This will be a stressful thing for me for many reasons. As most readers of Grounded Traveler know, I have not flown much in the past 10 years, though I started last fall on short flights. Tomorrow will be my first transatlantic flight since 1999.
I am armed with my valium tabs and iPod and book. The last time I flew that far, seat back televisions weren’t even in first class let alone in economy; so I am looking forward to that too. It is a 9 hour flight, so much longer than I have done recently, but I know I can manage.
As clever twitter people have known for a while, I am getting married. I met the most wonderful girl through this blog. Here is our story on HER blog:
So the main reason to going back will be our wedding. Yay.
The planned trip to the US was made long before we decided to get married in order to coincide with TBEX in Vancouver. You have no idea how many odd looks I get when I tell people that the next week after my wedding we are going to a blogging convention. 🙂
Looking forward to meeting a lot of other people from the travel blogging world as well as a nice trip with my girl. I have a bunch of new business cards to hand out too. This should be fun.
Home Sweet Shed
The last goal of going back to the US is to try to clean out the shed at my parent’s. I left a fair amount of crap there when I left. Since I have decided to live here, it makes no sense to keep a lot of it in storage. So I will take a short trip to my home town and rumage through the shed full of stuff digging for the gems in the pile to take back and arrange for the rest to be sold or given away.
What does this all mean??
Well, I have been insanely busy with plans for this trip and ongoing renovations that my posting schedule has slipped to once a week instead of my normal 2. I have a number of drafts that I should be able to keep up once a week during the trip.
If you are coming to TBEX, by all means say hi to Ali and me.
Otherwise, I may not be on twitter as much as I normally am, but I will be back. No fear. (Or hopefully not so much on the flight.)
Woo hoo I’m getting married.