Thursday, June 30, 2016

Copenhagen: Day 1

Our view this morning:

We landed in Copenhagen ahead of schedule and cleared customs and got downtown crazy-fast. We figured we would have to wait until after Annabelle's class to meet up with her, but she was able to come get us from Starbucks and lead us back to her apartment. We were quite a sight, I'm sure, dragging our luggage through the rain:

We left the bags at Annabelle's room while she was in class and met up with the key delivery service for our Airbnb a half-mile or so away. This was our first Airbnb experience, and it was truly fabulous. The apartment was exactly as it looked in the online ad, but the ad didn't do a good job of showing how spacious it was:

The apartment is across the street from the Reformed Church in Gothersgade with Rosenborg Castle just beyond that:

Fred and I took a little nap on the couch for a couple hours. After class Annabelle got our phones set up to work in Denmark and took us to Paludan Bog&Café, one of her favorite lunch spots.

We saw these charming birdhouses a couple blocks away from our apartment when we went out for groceries:

I was so happy to fall into bed and so grateful for blackout curtains. This was the view from the bedroom at 10:05 p.m.:

FitBit goal accomplished:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Copenhagen Eve

On our way to Denmark!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I "otter" catch up on this blog

I came home from San Antonio to find Fred gravely ill with some sort of infection or inflammation in his shoulder. Tricare was a bureaucratic pain in the ass and very nearly kept him from much-needed surgery. But he was rescued by an old friend who is now the commander of a major military hospital elsewhere in the country who became aware of Fred's plight when I bitched about it on Facebook. Long story short, Fred wound up having surgery at Ft. Belvoir and staying in the hospital 5 days. He is home now and on IV antibiotics for the next couple of weeks. The quality of care was terrific, but the roadblocks to receiving that care were inexcusable.

The details and pictures are all on Facebook, and I don't really feel like revisiting it here.

But look! Annabelle and her rodent friends went to the aquarium in Copenhagen and visited with some otters: