Raffi’s Arrival

The day of the Nor’easter: that’s when Raffi was scheduled to fly to Luxembourg. His first flight to Europe (ever) and the weather was playing tricks on him, *sigh*. His flight was cancelled 2 days in advance, which was really a blessing in disguise. He received advice from one of his colleagues that he should consider flying out from Philadelphia; he called British Airways and transferred his flight from Newark to Philadelphia. Thankfully, the two-hour drive was worth it and his flight wasn’t cancelled.

Raffi insisted on several occasions that I make him a sign with his name on it, like those taxi drivers who pick up arrivals at airports. I rolled my eyes at him, but I did it! Here:


We ordered a Renault Clio from Enterprise (I wasn’t a huge fan of the car, but it was the least expensive option). Getting automatic shift instead of manual in Europe costs twice as much, so we felt the need to save some money. But when we got to the counter to pick up the car at the airport, the representative asked us if we wanted to pay extra to get full insurance coverage–when we said yes, he offered us a VW Golf instead. Thank goodness! It’s a better car.

Driving from the airport to my house was very easy with the navigation system in the car. Once we got there, I started making dinner. It turned out so well! I also thought it looked pretty tasty so I took pictures of it. Who am I kidding, I don’t need excuses to take pictures of food. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And all together: