When you have your mind set on coming home you are like a bird dog on a scent. After showing our tickets for our trip to Oakland we were directed to get on a bus on the tarmac to take us to the airplane at 1 a.m. We see our Overseas National Airways airplane. But wait we are driving past it! We get on the plane but something is wrong. We have been put on an Atlantis Airways flight! As the Germans say Shaisa! We were escorted off the plane in a big kafuffle causing a 45-minute delay. The Overseas National Airways people got an earful from us! We ended up taking a taxi back to Frankfurt and had trouble finding a room which we did but it was gross. Exhausted we collapsed in our beds at 4 a.m. Up at 10 where I went out to get some food for breakfast. After breakfast Mom went out to buy a new suitcase and me a Munich Olympics bag and some Adidas running shoes. We went out for dinner to a cafeteria in the train station for a lousy meal. Off to bed for hopefully the last sleep in Europe for 1971.
Photo; Aldo Bidini