Well, I made it to Germany. I'm in one piece, but very sleep-deprived. Flew overnight to Frankfurt. Poor litle boy screamed every couple of minutes the entire flight. I felt SO badly for his parents! Was able to procure calling card and woke my parents at 2 a.m. to let them know I got here. Hey, they said they wanted me to call...so I did :)
Should have learned German. REALLY should have learned German..more on that later!
Well, I've got to go attempt to find my travelling companions now. We all arrived on different flights at different times. This should be interesting.