There is so much to tell about my grandparent’s and aunt’s trip to Copenhagen. I can never capture the fun we had while they were here… and perhaps like Las Vegas… what happens in Copenhagen should stay in Copenhagen. But, I will try to elaborate on the photos I posted and provide a few more details of the sordid tales of GG’s drinking!
Some of the best parts to their trip, for me at least, were the times we spent just sitting around the table chatting. I really enjoyed sharing my new home with my family. There is something about sharing your home and your home town with someone that makes your being there very real. I felt somewhat vindicated when my family ran into the same money problems that we encountered – no, really, they don’t take American credit cards! It wasn’t that I thought people didn’t believe us. There is just something different about having someone else experience your home town – run into the same frustrations that we ran into… smell the smells… see the everyday sights that we see everyday. I love that my family enjoyed going to our local bakery and grocery store. They went shopping for us! They tried a number of breads and pastries and I think they liked most of them .
To their credit, GG, Papa, and Aunt Paula tried all the food and drink that are part of the traditional Danish lunch. I guess this is the part where I have to confirm that GG did in fact drink alcohol while in Copenhagen. We sampled a few of the local beers and then had some schnapps – the traditional drink to accompany the Danish lunch. While I would not want to drink the schnapps all by itself, when accompanying pickled herring, the schnapps isn’t so bad. And, the same must be said for the pickled herring. Neither is good by itself, but together, they improve each other, although neither together nor separate are my favorites. You will have to ask GG, Papa, and Aunt Paula what they thought of the food and the schnapps. I don’t think any of them are going to ask me to bring any pickled herring over with me when we visit.
As the pictures show, Joel and I were able to take some time to sightsee with our family. Frederiksborg Slot is breathtaking, even on a VERY windy day. The pictures of the garden fail to capture their magnitude and precision. I can’t imagine how many people it takes to maintain the grounds. We were not able to eat in the restaurant in the Slot because there was a wedding in the chapel. While we did not see the whole wedding party, it was neat to see some of them as they gathered for the wedding… it added to the romance of the castle (because all castles need a king, queen, prince, and princess!).
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