Well, you all in the States may not know this, but Copenhagen is celebrating today... in usual Danish style. The Danish men's Handball Team won the world championship last night. In case you don't know, handball is a strange mixture of basketball, hockey, and soccer. It is a crazy game -- very face-paced and brutal. It so fun to watch on TV. This is the first time the men's team has won a championship (the women won a few years ago).
So, how does Denmark celebrate? Well, it starts at the airport (and I know this because I am home with the flu and turned on the TV earlier today). All the Danish television channels showed the plane containing the Danish Men's Handball Team landing and then surrounded by grounds crew waiving Danish flags. The airport was packed with fans and then the team went to the town square (Radhuspladsen) where they were met by thousands of fans. The team members were greeted by the Crown Prince and then treated to a huge fireworks display.
The city is alive with celebration and we are excited to be part of it... even if we don't really "get" handball.
It's been a long time since I blogged and a lot has happened... including a visit from my sister and brother! They flew out just after Christmas and stayed through New Years. We had a lot of fun exploring Copenhagen and southern Sweden, which is why I didn't have time to blog! Here are a few pictures and you can check out more at my brother's website. You should also check out our New Year's video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btdxlOdVrAQ. You won't believe it.
We were very busy during my siblings' visit...
We managed to see most of the historic sites, including Nyhavn.
Ronnie really like trying the local food...
Several times... We opened Christmas presents... I love my new blanket/body wrap!
it's even worse when you have to stay up until 2am! Joel and our good friend Michael stayed up until 2 am to watch (and listen in Danish!) the Dallas Cowboys play... and lose in the NFL playoffs! At least they looked good while they watched!