First – Today is Dani’s Birthday. Photo courtesy of her (or more probably Alex) complete with Axent Catear Headphones….
It was an extremely long day – last trip from Panoramastr 53 to the Berkeley Hills not made any easier by my continuous feeling that there were things left undone, people not seen before leaving.
Rather than deal with the train, we booked the Lufthansa shuttle to the airport. It wasn’t like we were traveling light. Having doubled checked the baggage allowance, we each could check three bags plus have two carryons. So we did. And had to get luggage carts in Frankfurt to safely move everything from the back of the bus to the check-in counter. The only comment I received at Passport Control was smile with a “leaving again so soon” as he flipped page after page trying to located this past Tuesday’s entrance stamp.
The plane was full. There were no medical emergencies on the flight so I was able to knit, read, listen to audio books/sleep. Given our arrival time (mid-afternoon) and the amount of luggage, this was rental car day. There was absolutely no way we were attempting to manage all of the luggage on BART.
The traffic frankly sucked. The stairs going up to the house from the driveway seemed to extend endlessly up the mountain. Dropping our luggage in the empty second bedroom – I think I might just have collapsed after unpacking just a few items. Certainly I have no clear memories other than being extremely, extremely tired.