Robyn and Joel's Blog: Chronicling our Copenhagen Adventures

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

They're Here!!!

Early Tuesday morning I made my way to the Copehagen Airport to pick up Grandma Ginny, Papa, and Aunt Paula. And... they made it with no trouble!

We have many stories to blog about, but we've been so busy sightseeing and gossiping, I've had no time to blog. Joel and I had to work Wednesday and Thursday so we weren't able to spend much time with the tourists. But, Friday I joined them for a trip to Sweden and today, Joel was able to join us all for a trip to Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød. I'll share stories soon, but in the mean time, I think our pictures speak tons!

First, this is a picture of all that GG, Papa, and Aunt Paula brought over with them! Can you believe it!

Plus, they brought over towels, sheets, pillows, and air mattresses! Now, our future guests can stay in comfort!

We used one of Michelles old sheets for a table cloth... we hope she didn\t mind!

GG enjoyed using our computer phones to call family and friends... and I think she surprised a few in the States!

If you've ever forgotten your sunglasses, you know how bad it is to sightsee on bright sunny days. This isn\t usually a problem in Copenhagen, but we\ve had some of the best weather this summer this week! GG forgot her sunglasses so we stopped to purchase some at the drug store on the way to the train station. The trick was finding a pair that would fit over her glasses. Well, we found a pair, and I just couldn\t stop laughing at them! They are quite the fashion statement!

We spent all day Friday in Sweden -- Malmo and Lund. This is a picture of GG, Papa, and Aunt Paula in the Malmo Town Square.

We took the train over the Öresund Bridge and then on to Malmö. After walking around the city for a bit we ate at Salt & Brygga and had a spectular view of the bridge.

The European housing expo of 2001 brought several beautiful and interesting buildings to the Malmö waterfront. Here we are sitting in front of our resturant!

This is GG and Papa in front of the Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden at 190 meters. This is also on the waterfront and can be seen from the Öresund Bridge.

On Saturday we all travelled to Hillerød to visit Frederiksborg Slot (castle). It was finished by Christian IV in 1620. The building and grounds are beautiful, especially on a sunny (if not windy) day. The building is now the National History Museum. We didn’t have time to tour the museum, so after we ate a traditional Danish lunch (I will let our visitors tell you what they thought of their lunches!) we walked the Slot Gardens and toured the Hillerød Walking Street. Here are a few pictures from our day!

Joel and Papa waiting for the women to complete their shopping!

Outside the Slot.

Here we are at lunch. We were the only ones in the dinning room! And, we had a view of the Slot!

The backside of Frederiksborg Slot.

Walking through the gardens.

The beautiful Baroque Gardens.

The backside of the Slot

This is us saying hello from our balcony!


1 comment:

Mochelle said...

I love the fact that you are using my college sheets as a table cloth.

Although the sheets maybe rather loud, they are also rather comfortable. =)