My husband travels to Germany several times a year without the kids and me, which is not our preferred way of travel but just the way it has to be sometimes. The first time he went I made him promise that he would bring home a pretzel for me because if I have to be at home, doing the single mom thing, for several days I needed something to look forward to! The last time we were in the Frankfurt airport together we tried a really great deli/bakery called Meyer’s Deli. (I got super excited when we got back to Copenhagen and found a bakery here by the same name but they are not the same.) I always like to travel with a fruity candy because it helps calm my motion sickness and Meyer’s Deli had bags of fresh gummy bears that looked amazing. What is really fun about these bags of gummy bears is that they also come with several super sized bears that are about the size of six regular ones. We were hooked!
So, now my husband has to bring home pretzels AND gummy bears from Meyer’s Deli. The only trouble this time was that his flight out of Frankfurt was in the B terminal and security does not allow you to check in through any terminal other than the one you are assigned to. And, yes, of course, he was not going out through the B Terminal, but the A Terminal. My guy is quite determined and once getting through security in the A Terminal he began hunting for a way to get over to Terminal B because he knew the kids and I were very excited about the treats we knew he would be bringing home.
Just as he was about to give up, his determination paid off. Apparently there is a nondescript door that leads down four flights of stairs out of Terminal A which then takes you down a people mover that stretches as far as the eye can see (my guy is near sighted, but he walked ten minutes on these people movers, so maybe he wasn’t exaggerating!) Ultimately he ended up at yet another four flights of stairs up that led him to a completely nondescript door, but on the other side was Terminal B and the much awaited Meyer’s Deli.
When he told me all this I was in complete awe that he would go to so much trouble for the kids and me, but I thought it was the sweetest thing ever! I wondered if he was alone in his journey from Terminal A to B and then back. He said on his way over there wasn’t a soul to be found, but on the way back there were several others. Can you just imagine him calling home to tell me he was taken down by security while hunting down gummy bears and pretzels for me?
Well, I thought such a thing deserved a little shout out here on the blog and if you are ever flying through Frankfurt stop by Meyer’s Deli and grab a bag (or two) of gummy bears and a pretzel. And if you happen to be walking past a newsstand and catch a glimpse of the latest Elle Decor France and UK… well, that would just be icing on the cake!
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