John arrived in Copenhagen Friday December 12 via Reykjavik. The weather was almost identical to both Burlingame and Boston – wet, windy and with storm warnings. The flights from Boston to Copenhagen were fairly uneventful and IcelandAir proved to be quite a nice airline where the economy plus seats had plenty of space.
John met his mom at a Hans Christian Andersen themed restaurant for lunch shortly after landing and enjoyed a couple of hours of catching up while munching on open faced Danish sandwiches. After that it was off to see Hanne and Johannes’ new house in Holte – a very nice, open and modern house but the real treat was to catch up with good friends in person (and the seafood lasagne – most yummy!).
Saturday brought a long standing tradition seeing good friends in Copenhagen for Christmas lunch. But this year the seven guys jumped on a hired bus early in the morning and drove around the northern part of Sealand and within Copenhagen to visit the families of the boys. They’ll have to think of something for next year, so Olivia and the girls can be part of it. It was great to meet everyone and say Merry Christmas. Maybe a new tradition in the making? They had the actual Christmas lunch at Schønnemann in the center of Copenhagen – highly recommended if you ever find yourself looking for a traditional Danish smorgasbord.
John finished off the quick Denmark visit having dinner with Mogens and Birgit. Equally good to catch up with a delicious dinner and in nice surroundings.