I thought by breaking out my Europe trip into a few separate posts it would 1) make things easier for me and 2) make things easier for me. Because once again, it's all about me, right?
Most of my family vacations consist of us going somewhere where we can at least, separate from each other for hours at a time. This trip - not so much. This was going to be 9 days dedicated to sibling bickering, zero personal space and wonderful family time.
We started the trip on Saturday morning and found this wonderful family at the airport as an inspiration to our travels:
If you look closely, you can see a hint of Fraulein Maria and the children of the VonTrapp family in their outfits made out of outdated curtains. Or, you can just look at this picture:
Please, Please, Please...let me not marry someone who wants to travel wearing matching, tacky outfits. Shoot me now.
My parents were gracious enough to pay for this entire trip. I couldn't thank them enough. However, that doesn't mean I can't be jealous when they stuck us back in steerage, oh I mean coach, and then sauntered their way up to first class.
At one point on the flight home, I went up to first class to get some Advil from my mom (If you need to know why, please refer to my previous post and my extensive head injury). On the way back to my seat, I experienced my own Seinfeld moment. There was a stewardess blocking the way back to my seat. This was our conversation:
Me: Excuse me, I just need to get pass you to go back to my seat.
Stewardess: You are not supposed to be up here
She was looking at me in disgust
Me: I was just getting something from my mom
She was still looking at me with disgust, but now it was more of an annoyed look
Stewardess: Well, you still are not supposed to be up here
I look at her blankly
Me: Ok, well. I am trying to go back to my seat now.
Stewardess: The captain made an TSA announcement that said nobody from coach was allowed up to the first class cabin.
WTF?? What the h*** is a TSA announcement??
Me: Well, I didn't hear that announcement and I am leaving now.
Stewardess: Listen to the announcements next time
Seriously? Now I know how Elaine felt.
Anyway, here are just a few other pictures from the entire trip of us "traveling".