My great-niece, Rae, asked if I was going to post my travels on my blog. So I will try.
This journey to Germany (and London) is a continuation of my heritage travels. Now I travel to the land of our family's origin. For two weeks I will see the birthplace, homes, and schools of the previous generations who had been in Germany prior to World War I.
I will also meet some distant cousins. It would be impossible to see every place that our family has some connection with. Just focusing on Doris and Ferdinand Hahn's family is a lot. As cousin Wolfram said, they really traveled around a lot; and as cousin Sharon has documented, this particular family was scattered around the world.
I begin in Chicago Ohare. You already feel like you've arrived in another country. Airport service workers represent every American immigrant group. Various languages are heard spoken. I missed taking a great picture: two Franciscan monks in brown robes and sandals following behind a gaggle of stewardesses in hot red miniskirts.