We Are Home!

Day 99, Tuesday December 12, & Day 100, Wednesday December 2017

We now have one more day in Rome due to our flight cancellation. When Bob checked flights out of Amsterdam Tuesday morning, just to see what was happening, we discovered that our original flight to Amsterdam was “uncancelled”!  So if we hadn’t done what we are supposed to do and checked our flights the night before we would have saved ourselves a lot of grief and a very long travel day home.  Then to add insult to injury we get a reply to our request for a refund of the cancelled flight and we are told that the flight wasn’t cancelled! We are a no-show, so no refund!  We never thought to take a screenshot of the cancellation notice on the airline’s site, so we have no proof that it was showing as cancelled for six hours last night. Very frustrating!

We spend a quiet day at home and finish all our packing and cleaning of the apartment. The alarm is set for 4:00 am tomorrow morning so we can catch the 5:30 metro to the Termini train station .

Wednesday morning we arrive at the metro on time but our train is almost a half hour late! This is the first time we have had a late metro train. When we arrive at the train station we need to run to catch our train to the airport. The conductor sees us and waits for us, so we are lucky and thankful to be on our way to the airport.

Rome’s airport is very large so we are taken by bus to our plane.

Flying over the Alps…towards Germany…
and Munich
I didn’t know that houses in Germany were all white. It is very pretty.

We are delayed in Munich due to mechanical problems so we arrive in Rekyavik at the same time we were supposed to be boarding. We make a mad dash though the airport hoping we will not miss our flight. However when we arrive at the boarding dock we find that boarding is late, so now we get to wait in line for a while.

The rest of our flight was uneventful and we arrived home to find our good friends waiting  for us at the airport. It was a long 24 hour travel day and it is very good to be home. We certainly had some challenges this trip but in spite of that, we still had a wonderful holiday.

Adjusting to being home after such a long trip takes time so it took me a while to finish the last few days of the blog.  Thanks for following along with us. I hope you enjoyed the trip!