Troy also met us at the airport. At one time, Troy's daughter called he and Jim "BFFs"! Even after being gone from Chicago for nearly three years, Troy and Jim still keep in touch. Their communication usually involves dissing each others sports teams, but that's deep, man-style communique, right?
We arrived at the Munich airport, and as our plane touched the ground we realized we did not know for sure where to meet Andrew. No cell phone service = the need for much better planning. As we walked, and walked, and walked through the airport we were hoping and praying to round the corner to one familiar face. And we did! Andrew, only moments before, had put his roommate on a plane back home. A family emergency forced Sean stateside. So emotions were pretty high as we met, and hugged, and told him how REALLY glad we were to see him. He and another friend, Richard, were there to help us find our way to the hotel. It was a bit of a test, these guys must not get out much, but we made it to the hotel after three train rides, one taxi-van, and five security clearances.
|Edelweiss Lodge Lobby|
|This is the view out of our hotel window.|