In between two doctor's appointments, we went to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin's Mitte. While we were looking at the thousands-year-old artifacts of Babylon, we suddenly realized that today marks one year since we got on a plane and left the US. We lifted off at 1:45 pm on January 12, 2014 from San Francisco - 10:45 pm Berlin time. We watched a couple of movies, anxiously checked on Flash every two minutes (he was stowed beneath the seat in front of Shannon), and tried to sleep on our direct flight to Frankfurt. Flash definitely slept more than we did. Eleven hours later, we landed on German soil and walked through the arrival gates into a new chapter of our lives.
However, leaving the museum meant returning back to our modern-day adventure in 2015 Berlin.