Saturday, August 4, 2012


We left Texas and flew to New York, to Laguardia, and lucky for us, had a connecting flight to London leaving from JFK.  {don't ask how that happened!}   Insert a hot cab ride and a long layover.  Then into London and change terminals, which means leave security and go out and try to find the subway to take us to another terminal.  {while hauling all of our luggage}  Then, board another flight to Copenhagen, then a cab to the hotel.  

Finally, after about 24 hours of travel, this is the view that greets you from your hotel room. 

Lovely and worth it.

A canal view of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

We joined our good friends from Kansas at the hotel and it was so good to see them.  They, too, are celebrating 35 years.  

After dinner in the hotel and a great night of sleep we started the morning on one of those Hop on Hop off tours.  Our tour started with a canal tour and then we switched to a bus.

I think those tours are a great way to get a feel for a city in a short amount of time.

We passed under LOTS of these bridges and they are low.  Like you have to duck your head low.


2 guards guarding the entrance to the royal jewels.

And here is the most photographed site in Copenhagen ~ according to our guide.
Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid

Lots of canals, and I thought they were so picturesque.

We were on our way the next day to the museum and happened upon this building.  We didn't know what it was but it looked important.  

It was lovely.  Lots of state events are held here in the beautiful rooms that we toured.  Unfortunately we were not able to take pictures but it was gorgeous.  I do love a nice palace:-)

Check it out here.

On our way back to our hotel I snapped a pic of this building just because...
I've no clue what it is.

We had a half day the day we arrived, then a full day, and then a morning before we boarded our ship.  We didn't see a lot, but I did feel like we hit the highlights.  
Copenhagen is a lovely city, bicycles everywhere ~ water everywhere ~

What a lovely start to our adventure.
More to come:-) 


Jen S. said...

WOW--what great pictures! It was so fun checking each one out, and reading about your adventures! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time! :)

jessica said...

Wow, it looked so beautiful! Fun to see what you all saw during your trip!

Debbie said...

"I do love a nice palace"

That cracked me up and sounds like the kind of thing I would say.

That's because I DO love palaces, and I have never toured a single one. I have also long wanted to go on a ride through a canal and have never done that.

This looks just wonderful. You have definitely put it on my list of places that I'll never see but really want to!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue this beautiful city looks like it is straight out of a fairytale! I must put it on my bucket list. So so interesting!