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09 August 2003 @ 09:10 pm
Guten Tag, Amerika!!!  
Hallo! Wie geht's?

Well, when you are sitting in front of the TV and watching "Speed 2" in German, you tend to pick up some of the language.

So, I'm now all alone in haraamis's house. Her and nee_chan went to the Energy rave. So I get the whole house to my self. ^____^ Her parents and brother aren't home either. Kinda cool!!!

It is very cool here. I told Nee that I felt like I was in the Shire. Everything is green and tiny. The houses, cars, and roads are so compact. It is very beautiful!! I'm really enjoying it.

Getting here was quite an adventure. Things started off alright. We boarded our plane for Detroit at around 12:30 pm on Tuesday. After about 30 minutes, they told us that there was going to be a delay due to storms over Detroit. They made us de-board and wait for about an hour. So around 2:20 pm we were finally on our way to Detroit. I was kinda worried about the late departure, because our original arrival time in Detroit was suppose to be at 3:20 pm EST. Our next flight to Amsterdam was at 4:05 pm EST. Well, when we finally arrived to Detroit (after the delay), it was 5:00 pm EST. And yes, our next flight left on time. So we missed it by an hour. Luckily there was a flight to Amsterdam leaving at 6:00 pm EST. We were able to board this flight, but there were no seats together. On our original flight, I had us sitting together. So when we boarded, I asked if we could be seated together. The flight attendant told us that she would find us seats together when we were in the air. So for about an hour into our flight, Nee and I were apart. We did get seated together, but in the middle of the plane. On this plane, there are three seats on both the right side and the left side of the plane. And also four seats in the very middle. Well we got seated in the middle section of the plane, in between two people. ><___>< I also figured out that I don't do well on 7 hour flights. I was quite air sick when we finally landed. Ok, so now we landed in Amsterdam around 8:12 am (their time). Well, our original flight to Amsterdam was suppose to get us there at 5:55 am and we were going to have a two hour lay over until our next flight to Zürick. Well, the lady at the desk back in Detroit said we would arrive in time for our flight to Zürick. However, as we were waiting to take off in Detroit, we ended up waiting 40 minutes due to a runway change. So as we were landing at 8:12 am, our 7:55 am flight to Zürick had already taken off. Ugh!!!! Both Nee and I are now going on with no sleep and sweating very badly. We finally found a flight leaving for Zürick at 10:05 am. So we did get to sit in the airport and relax a bit before going on another plane. I've learned that I hate planes by this point. So we finally make it unto Zürick around 11:00 am. Two hours after we were originally suppose to arrive. Well, I guess better late than never. Poor Marianne had been at the airport since 9 am waiting for us. At least she went to the airline desk to ask about us. So that was our adventure getting here. Hopefully it won't be like that on the way back! -__-'

When we got settled in, we went out on Marianne's boat and went swimming in the river, Rhine! I have never seen such clear water in my life. It is soooo pretty and very sea green. Oh, I love it!! By the time we got done with that, Nee and I were going with about 27 hours of no sleep. So naturally we fell asleep quite early.

The next day, we went walking in a little town not far from her home. It was soooooo pretty and tiny. It was soooooo cute!!! We also visited a really old castle in the same town. The view from the top of the castle was breath taken. When we got back, we visited the Rhinefalls, which are next to her house. Well, she lives above the falls. You have to walk down a cliff to visit them. They are some very cool falls. You can hear them from her window.

Then we packed up some clothing and carted luggage across Switzerland by train to get to her family's apartment (cottage) in the mountains. Well, Nee has pretty much told that story in her LJ post, so I won't go into it.

So that bring you guys up to date on what's been happening. haraamis said she was going to update when she gets up tomorrow, so look for her post.

Hope you guys are having fun with out us. I'm sure we will update you all with the rest of our trip later! So, I bid you all a Gute Nacht!!

Auf Wiedersehen!!!!

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