Thank you for all the appreciative comments on the pictures and short write ups! It really makes it worth not sleeping for a week (n.b. not an ironic remark). Also, thank you to all forumites who stopped by our place, @Butler, @gdl203, @unbelragazzo, @Jussi Hakkinen, @Mr. Claymore, to name a few.
We got stranded overnight in Munich due to an air strike, but I'll post a thread when I get home with a lot of unpublished pictures.