OK, so we made it safely back to Detroit on a NW/KLM code share flight from Amsterdam that was suprisingly smooth.
A little hassle with the rental car situation, but whatever, we got over it. The only let-down so far: 55 mph!
I hate to sound like one of those Autobahn snobs (because hey — I don’t even own a car!), but criminy. Felt like we were crawling.