We are leaving tomorrow, though it still does not seem real. We'll get on a plane in San Francisco at 3 PM for a (mercifully) direct flight to Düsseldorf. (That should have an umlaut. I guess I'm going to have to learn how to do those. --Note: Tyler added the umlauts.) We'll arrive around 9 AM and will spend the day trying to stay awake.
After two nights in Düsseldorf we'll head to Bonn, where we'll be taking an intensive German course for two months. During that time we'll also be looking for an apartment in Aachen, where we'll live for the rest of our two years in Germany.
Tyler already has trips to Crete and Herculaneum with his lab lined up for the fall, so we expect to have some cool pictures and entertaining stories to post here soon. Auf Wiedersehen!