I made it to Germany! There was only one nasty five minute patch of “moderate to severe” turbulence where I had to talk down the guy next to me because the plane dropped five feet (or it could have been fifteen, it was a fast drop). I was fine and actually got a fair amount of sleep. After we got our luggage, we boarded a bus that took us to Heidelberg. The first thing I saw when we left the airport was a McDonalds and the Frankfurt landscape looks extremely similar to the Midwest. So, nothing spectacular to report yet. Next we have dinner and visit Heidelberg Castle.