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Comment by Dave Gettman on February 21, 2011 at 8:16pm


I thought they did away with the space available flights. If not, I'd better go get my ID card and check it out.

Comment by Franklin D Bamsey on February 21, 2011 at 7:55pm
In reference to the flights to Germany, from Dulles (DC) to Munich non stop Lufthansa !,090, but this is leaving during the week, like Wed and coming back during the week. They have free beer round trip. I go through expedia. Last year was lucky and got them for 527.00 each for my wife and I. Due to the cost as of now no trip this year. The cost of EURO sitting at 1.36 per one EURO, not good for us but good for the Germans. If my wife was in better health I would go Space A and fly into Ramstein.
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 21, 2011 at 7:29pm

THE WALL - 2008

Comment by R C Johnson on February 21, 2011 at 6:49pm
Hey troops!  Are we talking about the Wall?  This country fried redneck visited that place once, and fell in love with it!  Shit man, I thought I died and went to heaven,  holy moly, I've been looking for it ever since.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on February 21, 2011 at 2:23pm
Steve,try this site  www.bt-store.com,  we have used it to go to Germany in the past.Or ATI Flights.com
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 21, 2011 at 2:01pm
Wow, that seems kind of steep, Steve-O. I can fly from Washington for that much or less. Last time was 10+ hours non-stop from Seattle to Frankfurt. Took me a couple hours to find my legs once I got there!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on February 21, 2011 at 1:50pm
I just checked with Hotwire.com. I can fly out of here,stop in Charlotte and then straight to Munich for $1538.80,or go to Raleigh,fly out,stop in NYC and Berlin for $1341. I think I'd rather fly from here with just the one stop- gives the airlines LESS chance of losing my luggage!
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on February 21, 2011 at 1:43pm
I'm hoping this settlement thing comes through by then,I would love to be there! I found out I can buy the Eur-Rail Pass online for $746 for four countries for 11 days, I have to check in to doubling that time period. I figure about $100/day for hotels then add in food and beer! I can fly from here in Wilmington to Charlotte,and then to Munich to start the adventure.I'm getting totally STOKED about this really happening!
Comment by Dave Gettman on February 21, 2011 at 12:47pm


You should try to go over in July to see all the Regimental ceremonies.

Comment by John G Boyd on February 21, 2011 at 12:44pm

I went to the "wall" once.

I was terrified. It was such a bizzare, to me, expression in human behaviour. I was paralyzed, mortified, intimidated yet strangly attracted to and by the place. The staff members visible to me, appeared matronly, middle-aged and reminded me of "mom." thus my mortification. Idid not even dare to imagine a trial run.

I ended up, that night, having about as much fun as legal while  remaining clothed at the "Ball House" 2nd Floor in Nurenberg, right down there from the Bahnhof. They had a non-alcoholic drink there, that reminded me of the taste of a creamsicle push up. It was just the thing for the dry and parched throat I frequently experienced in the Ball House.

Tojours Pret, all. 


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