Helen and I are going on our honeymoon! Yes, we’ve been married nearly four years and are just two months away from welcoming our first baby into the world, but we finally have the time and money so we figured, “Why not!?” It’s long overdue.
Where are we headed? Denmark, naturligvis! I spent a year in lovely Skanderborg, Denmark from 1995 to 1996 as a Rotary exchange student. It was an amazing experience that I’ve cherished since I returned from my exchange. I’ve never totally forgotten Danish, but I haven’t been back since a quick jaunt to visit my second host family in 1999 after rowing at Henley Royal Regatta with the Saint Joseph’s University lightweight crew. I can’t believe ten years have passed already!
We’ll be on the ground in Copenhagen at 7 a.m. local time tomorrow, visiting old friends and my second host family, whom I’ve managed to stay in touch without every really writing as often as I ought. Now my host siblings are all on Facebook, which is hilarious when you consider that the Internet was just a baby when I was on exchange. Heck, my eldest host sister just got married!
Helen and I will be posting pictures and videos in case you’re interested in following our comings and goings while we’re overseas. What’s on tap? Everything from a canal tour of Copenhagen — something I’ve never done — to a trip back to my old stomping ground in Skanderborg, which I may not recognize, to all the standard tourist destinations like Den Lille Halvfrue, Frederiksborg Slot, Amalienborg, and others. I can’t wait to share this wonderful country with Helen!