Bang! The wake-up call felt as if it came out of nowhere in the middle of night. I bolted up immediately wondered, "WTF"? "Your 5:30 wake-up call Mr. Ranney!" I thought it was a joke. But jet lag is a real monster and it was almost comical seeing many Americans asleep during on the bus tour in Cairo later in the day.
The typical dismal gray English sky greeted us at Luton Airport near London and soon we began our first leg of the jet journey. The cloud began to break over Germany, just as I was beginning my lecture. There were a few problems with the audio system so I was able to get a few pictures of the Alps as we crossed into Austria. (The iPad platform for my images worked astoundingly well though)! More cloud covered the route from the former Yugoslavia to the Mediterranean coast. Today was fly day with clouds except for the Alps and so there are not too many pictures today.
Ötzi the "ice man" was found. They have had a lot of snow in Europe this winter and it is obvious on this glorious day. Wish I could have photographed it more but I had to work!