A comfortable sense of community develops when traveling high in the air over the Atlantic Ocean with a group of exhausted passengers who had their plans delayed and then realized. I actually made a potential friend with a military wife who I may hang out with in Stuttgart. It all worked out and Delta gave us 7,500 bonus air miles for our troubles. I arrived in Stuttgart feeling grungy and tired. It made me feel great to be able to show a couple of girls from Charlotte, NC how to purchase a train ticket from the German ticket machine. I was exhilarated to finally put my key in Holly’s beautiful apartment door! Holly even left me some delicious roasted vegetables which I inhaled! Snickers, the sweet eighteen year old cat, seemed delighted to see me and cuddled and licked my hand. It was almost like coming home! It’s all good!