I'm sitting in the Baltimore Airport USO, hooked up to an overused outlet full of undercharged electronics, soaking in the generously free wi-fi. Everyone seems to be trying to squeeze in the last of their goodbyes before boarding another long flight. From the fragments of conversation, it seems like many people here are also winging their way to Ramstein, Germany tonight. There isn't much discernible conversation, though. Whether saying good-byes, watching the somber news of today's shooting on the tv, or catching up on sleep, everything is hushed. Even the kid's play room is surprisingly quiet.
My cell phone was shut off yesterday and since then it's felt like I've been flying blind. It's half freeing to and half terrifying to be so disconnected from immediate contact with the news, family, and friends. I've never been so thankful for free internet. I think I'm going to miss these 120 V outlets as well, and my first purchase in Germany may be a whole bunch of transformers.
I can't say I miss the Hawaiian humidity yet. It's been so nostalgic to wear my furry boots and pea coat and not sweat through my t-shirts in less than ten minutes. That being said, I already miss a few of the island ways: Musubi, mac nuts, pineapple everything, and the real Aloha spirit. But new beginnings are exciting and I can't wait to discover what Germany has to offer.
Baby feels like she might be a bit jet lagged as well. She's been sleeping at different times and very active at others. She loves to do somersaults while we're flying and punch her dad while we're trying to sleep. It feels like she might be starting to run out of room in my belly, though it's not for lack of my size. It seems like overnight I've become visibly pregnant, or at least passed the threshold where hearing comments from strangers about "the one on the way" is becoming normal.
That's all there is to report so far. My thoughts go out to those who were victims of today's cowardly attack in Washington. I hope this situation finds a resolution soon.
It's just about time to grab some lunch with K and meander our way to security. Next stop: Somewhere New! And if you're interested, this is how far we will have traveled as of tomorrow morning! We will have been in the air for approximately the 17 hours estimated by then as well.
What is the flying distance from Ramstein Ab (RMS) Germany to Honolulu Intl (HNL) United States airports?The distance from Ramstein Ab to Honolulu Intl is 7474.91 miles or 12027.13 Kilometres.
Flight Time Approximations: How long would it take to fly from Ramstein Ab to Honolulu Intl? If you were in a Boeing 747 and maintained an average cruising speed of 450 mph (724.1 kmh) through the duration of the flightit would take you around 17.1 hours to get from Ramstein Ab to Honolulu Intl. Flying estimates include a 15 min buffer for take off and landing.