Our flight had a 5 hour layover in Frankfurt, Germany. Not ones to miss a chance to see another country, Alan did a little research and we jumped on the train to hit the city center. Frankfurt was a very pretty city and very different from Frankfort, IL. We stopped in a little café where we were greeted by “Guten Morgen” (good morning) and the sweet smells of fresh pastries. After a bite to eat and some coffee we walked around the Glockenspiel (town square) then boarded the train back to the airport.
Good thing we didn’t waste too much time, the German security was by far the strictest any of us had encountered. Only Chad made it through without being stopped. Alan and Jen had to go and have their camera’s analyzed and Colleen had to go through security again because she had too much water in her water bottle. We boarded our plane and headed toward American soil. Everyone is excited to get home, Colleen and Alan can’t wait to see their dogs, and Chad and Jen our out of their minds to see Jackson.
It has been a great trip and we got to see a lot in our time. South Africa is a beautiful, varied country. Size wise it can fit inside the state of Texas, yet the variety that just we saw between the safari, Cape Town, and Jo-Burg made it feel much bigger. The people of South Africa is what truly make it a place worth visiting. They of course know they have a fantastic country and they are proud now to share it with the rest of the world. Our thanks go to all the people who helped make this dream trip a reality.