After a very long journey, we finally made it to Zagreb. We had a long layover in Washington, DC and passed the time playing games (see photo below). Our next flight took us to Frankfort, Germany, and it took about 8 hours. Some slept better than others. The Frankfort airport was a nightmare! There were no clear instructions and no one was around to help us. We were lost for a while, but we finally got checked in at the correct location and took a bumpy ride to Zagreb. Our plane had another group of Americans - 43 of them making a pilgrimmage to Croatia.
Zagreb is surprisingly beautiful and we're all excited to be here. I think most of us went out for a walk right away. Our hotel is in a convenient location and there are lots of parks and boulevards for walking safely. We even ran into a St. Patrick's Day festival and saw men in kilts and heard live Irish rock music. Getting to the historic city center is an easy walk, and we're looking forward to a tour with a guide tomorrow morning. It will be nice to see more and to learn more about this city.