I'm back in the states and visiting family. Only trouble I had coming back home was a 30 minute delay in Frankfurt that caused me to miss my last plane in Chicago. Welcome to a 4 hour layover in O'hare. The trip can't be all smooth sailing. Had a few drinks, grabbed some food, mailed some letters for some friends, and made a few phone calls to family to let them know I'd be arriving late. Total trip was 26 hours and I was constantly wondering what time it was. Decided it was time to buy a watch again.
Going through Frankfurt eariler, I was nailed while carrying a leatherman's tool in my backpack. Spaced it out while I was packing and forgot I had it with me. After a not to happy exchange with the German x-ray tech I decided to mail it back to myself. On the way back from the postal office, I ran across a film crew waiting for someone to arrive off a plane. I hung around for 10 minutes but no one showed up. Eventually, I had to leave since my plane was going to start boarding in 15 minutes. After rechecking my bags in Chicago, I stepped outside to get some air. Man, it felt good. The temps were mild but you could taste the winter air. Around 9PM I got on my last plane for the trip to Des Moines. Several sightings of corn fed people later I was in my rental and blazing a midnight trail to my folks. Now the quest begins on what I want to buy before I head back to the 'toum.