Arrive – July 8

 

We are off to Paris and then Germany.

We are off to Paris and then Germany.


 
The Brandenburg gate.  A symbol of a divided city. It was closed for the World Cup Soccer game.

The Brandenburg gate. A symbol of a divided city.


 
We left Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon. Our flight was uneventful. We flew from Pittsburgh to Paris and then from Paris to Berlin.
 
The fun started when Laura’s luggage didn’t arrive with the rest of ours! Life as we know it could have ended but we soon discovered that it was on the next flight and it would be delivered to our hotel that night. Fortunately, when it was delivered to the hotel it was severely damaged. The clothes were intact so she doesn’t have to be naked as she feared!
 
After we arrived at our hotel, we had dinner with the other 9 people on our tour. The evening was spent wandering around Berlin, eventually arriving at the Brandenburg Gate to watch the World Cup Semi-Finals on a big screen with over 100,000 other German viewers! They went crazy as they upset Brazil 7 – 1. It was nice that they put the big screen up just for us.