Friday, May 14, 2010
Though storms in the Midwest delayed our initial departure by a couple hours, the rest of our trip went quite smoothly. Waiting in Des Moines allowed us to break out our cameras and start experimenting. Pantalis went all out, crouching in the middle of the hallways and snapping quite a few photos before we left Iowa.
The Munich airport was abuzz with Duty Free Shops and cafes. In typical European fashion, though it was only noon in Germany, many patrons were enjoying tall glasses of draft beer. On the whole, the airport felt very modern.
Upon reaching the Gdansk airport, exhausted from lack of sleep, we were greeted by two of Dennis's old friends from Poland. I got a ride home with Krzysztof, a lively old neighbor from Dennis's years in Poland. He laughingly pointed out that we could find his car by trying to find the oldest car in the lot. The ride to the hotel featured a wide host of scenery, including modern shopping walls, Communist-dated residences, and dense, vast forests. During the ride Krzys provided familiar complaints of traffic and new construction.
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