Friday, July 27, 2007

The Joys of Travel

Our trip back to the lovely city of Köln was slightly adventuresome. The Sunday after the wedding I was feeling quite smug because I had managed to score us some exit row seats on both segments, and I had discovered that our flight from Newark to Köln did not look full at all. We quite enjoyed the extra leg room, and quickly realized that it will be hard to ever go back to the regular Economy Class (this also is full proof of why we never can fly First Class). As hoped, we managed to get an extra seat on the second flight, which made it possible to lie down, though Chris still did some upright and fairly uncomfortable looking sleeping, when he wasn't enthralled with the quality movies involving either dogs or Amanda Bynes (we've seen She's the Man at least four times in the last year)...
However, our pleasant journey did have a bump when we arrived in Köln only to find that one of our four pieces of luggage had made it. There were about 15 others who also were missing some of their luggage, which led us to believe that an entire cart of luggage didn't make it on the plane. After waiting in the painstakingly slow line, we filed our report and headed home somewhat empty handed. Thankfully (at least for me) the bag that made it was full of my stuff and not one of the ones filled with winter clothes. As promised, the bags made it to Köln the following day and were nicely delivered, so I guess it was nice not to have to lug four bags home from the airport. Of course this doesn't compare at all to misplacing a passport, like some people we know....

7 comments:

Annamarie said...

Well what happened??? I mean you're gone a week and I'm sure there has to be damages due to the constant party the pig had while you guys were gone. Do tell.

Aaron Burkhalter said...

Hear hear!

We demand to know what happened with Pig! If you're unwilling to tell us, at least relinquish the reins of this blog to Pig her/himself so that s/he can tell us of her/his exploits!

Viva la pigalucion!

Chris Burkhalter said...

Pig isn't allowed to touch my laptop, so you'll hafta consult Kelly on that matter.

Pig was pretty well behaved, although it appears that all of our livingroom furniture was shifted about two inches. We figure it covers up some party stain, but for the time being, we're pretending not to notice.

Aaron Burkhalter said...

Pig is a party animal at heart, kept down by an oppressive regime. Y'know even in third-world countries, pigs get to touch laptops. It's the law. 'Cept I guess Deutchland has gone all communist on us now.

Annamarie said...

Sounds like a parent talking to me. I mean...just look the other way, live you life in denial...meanwhile Pig goes on with his merry partying ways and no one will stop him.

PS Pig may not be allowed on your laptop but he apparently knows your email password. You wouldn't believe what he was doing while you were gone.

Christina said...

in regards to the passport comment... I relay a comment from eric that 'his balls are officially broken'. :)

Chris Burkhalter said...

Poor Eric's balls.... I hope they've properly recovered by now.