Here we go! Day 1 (or maybe more like Day 0). It's 9:30am and our plane flight is leaving around 1pm, so we'll be heading off to PDX in about 30 minutes. We're pretty much packed and ready to go, just checking off the lists and making sure my house is picked up since we will have a few friends and family coming over to house sit a few days/weeks and check on Misty once in a while.
I had to go plug in all of the Halloween lights this morning too. I had to decide whether to put them up before we left or when we got back, but I don't think I'll be interested in putting a bunch of lights up the week before Halloween (when we get back), so the decision wasn't too tough. My neighbors already think I'm a little crazy, so getting on the roof and putting lights up all-day Sunday two weeks early probably didn't help my case there. To be fair, I did keep them off until today. I just had to plug them in and set the timers.
I think both Megs and I are pretty excited at this point. We're feeling a lot less stressed now that just about everything has gotten done. We don't have hotel reservations until Tuesday night (Munich for Octoberfest), and don't have a definite plan for when we arrive in Frankfurt on Sunday morning (or US Pac timezone late tonight). We've been told there's not much to see in Frankfurt as its pretty industrial, but we'll probably be tired enough after the flight that finding some good places to eat and a place to stay might be enough adventure for the first day. If we can find a good internet cafe the first day I'll post an update then!