All journeys have a beginning. In most cases, that beginning is not that much fun. As we look forward to a wonderful kaleidoscope of images and experiences, on what is slated to be an around the world trip, we still have to get to places. This journey started on a perfect Florida evening aboard a Lufthansa 747 bound for Frankfurt. It was great to fly aboard the big Boeing. It brought back fond memories of when they were the backbone of long-range American aviation. Alas, it is only foreign airlines that still fly the '47 in passenger service.
After arrival into Frankfurt, we booked into a room at the Sheraton for a few hours of sleep and a shower. Tonight will be a long night aboard an Airbus 340, bound for Cape Town, South Africa. Stay tuned, we'll let you know more when we get there.