We are in Frankfurt with a 12-hour layover which has allowed us to rent a day-hotel and catch up on a little sleep. This place is nestled in a quaint German suburb of Frankfurt. There are so many things I love about Germany. It is great to be here.
Currently the three of us are sitting in the hotel restaurant where they have free wireless and a television so we can keep up with the inauguration. That is via CNN international which I usually turn off after two minutes. But today the coverage has not been about American bashing, or demonizing President Bush, rather filled with laud, honor, and hope in the new man who is about to take the oath of office.
What I love about this wonderfully historic day is the sense of racial healing that it is ushering in and has the power to bring to America and across the world. It is an important step in the right direction. I am relishing this part, and I am praying for President Obama as tomorrow he leaves all this dreamy celebration to face some of the most troubling economics and times the USA and world has faced.
In a few hours, we will fly to Cyprus and arrive at 2:30 AM. We will rent a car and wind our way up the Troodos mountains to our new home for two months.
And a new journey begins.