Trip to Germany: Part 1
Walking to the Nyhavn in Copenhagen with my cousin Douglas.
On a day trip to the North Sea with Piercen brother and sister-in-law, we stopped by a museum that was getting a new thatch roof.
The Westerhever Lighthouse on the North Sea coast.
Luther begged for, and got, a covered wagon rental for the walk to the lighthouse.
Playing in the North Sea Mud.
Visiting their greatgrandfather's brother and sister-in-law in Böklund.
Chased by Oma.
Visiting family friends in Tolk.
Taking the back route home.
A morning spent on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Along the main street of Schleswig.
With Oma, stopping traffic. As usual.
You guys, we had such a good time in Germany last month! We started out by flying into Copenhagen (it's cheaper to fly there than into Hamburg) and staying the night there. We met up with my cousin Doug who's working as an architect, and he took us to the Nyhavn, the 17th century canal street where the fishermen used to live. It's filled with charming restaurants all along the waterfront, and during dinner we met a delightful local woman who ended up showing us her house and telling us all about the wonders of Copenhagen. Next time, I'd like to spend more time exploring that cool city.
The next day we drove down to Germany and to Tolk where Piercen's family lives. Northern Germany is mainly farmland, and to us, Tolk is a tiny, tiny town. There's the gas station (which P's aunt and uncle own), a bank, a bakery, a butcher shop, and a dress shop. That's pretty much it. It's beautiful and charming.
Piercen's brother and his new wife were visiting as well for the first few days of our trip, and it was lovely to spend time with them. We visited the North and Baltic Seas, putzed around Schleswig (the closest "big" city), saw lots of family and family friends, and ate. A lot. The Germans take their afternoon coffee and cake very seriously. Or at least P's Oma does.
Part II of this trip recap is coming shortly.