As it turns out, getting to the airport from the ship today wasn’t difficult. A pain and complicated, but not all that difficult once we were on the road. The challenges were in getting off the ship (everyone leaving at once), a brand new terminal which meant all the luggage was outside. Along the fence sort of by numbers but right next to where the buses were loading meaning you see your luggage but not get there due to people standing in the way. And then there were the people tossing their luggage under the bus.
No wait, I mean into the bus storage compartments willy-nilly leaving the poor driver with disorganized full compartments well prior to filling all the seats on his bus. I looked at him after standing patiently in line. He looked at me. I picked up my suitcase. He asked “heavy?” I said no. Both of my went into the compartment which he then shut and told everyone to go on to the next bus.
We drove through industrial areas, the city center, then open areas, run down areas and along the shore till arriving at the freeway interchange and the airport. If I had to do it again? I would still book the cruise line shuttle service. It leaves me comfortably sitting in the SAS lounge drinking excellent coffee. With time on my hands, and free WiFi….
The American Battle Monument Commissions as it turns out has a complete listing off all those for whom it has a name. I was able to look up the particular service member of whose marker I had photoed. Additionally, 83rd ID has a web presence as do the glider pilots which gave me a cross reference for several of the names. Then there are the sites that list those lost on ships sunk by UBoats many of whom’s names are on the wall at that same American Cemetery.
Getting back to the present – it turns out that this is my last access to “real” internet till I hit Miami again. Or Frankfurt Airport which will come first. It seems like the idiots who did the road construction in front of the house managed to take out our DSLCable connection. Again. It won’t be fixed till Tues. By then I plan on being back on the high seas….
Today Denmark tomorrow Miami Sunday the World.
Oh wait. I am already on the planet! Perhaps I need a vacation?