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I’m packing my backpack for a weekend trip to Germany to visit my good friend Stephan and my family. Apparently snow storm Jennifer is a bit of a trouble maker on the island of Rügen.

Can’t figure out whether I think it’s cosy or spooky. Probably a bit of both. I hope Stephan will be able to get through to the ferry harbor to come and get me.

The pictures I borrowed from our local newspaper: Ostsee-Zeitung.

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going to the mainland – road trip, baby!

Tonight I’ll be on a road-trip to the mainland. Struer Saints will be hosting an off season cup for flagfootball. And my team will be going (and kicking all the guys’ asses). Well the last one was kinda wish thinking. But it’s gonna be fun and exciting. Hope I’ll get the chance to take some pictures, so the ones of you that still don’t know what flagfootball is get an idea ;-)

Flag.roadtripGO FOXES!

heading ‘home’

Sorry, about letting you down the past two weeks. I have been rather busy/tired.

Tomorrow is the big day. New York, here we come!

Words can’t tell how excited I am!

central-park-picture

Picture via google

countryside heaven

After a night of rain, rain and rain, the sun is now shining as if nothing’s ever happened. I love summer rains.

Today I feel like showing you some more pictures from our trip to Germany. For those of you who don’t know Rügen, let me tell you, it’s countryside heaven! We have it all: beaches, forests, lakes, one tiny little river, mountains (okay, hills) and fields that don’t seem to end. After our trip to the miniature park, dad decided to show us two big farms that still function as farms but at the same time they’re kinda touristy. There’s cafés, you can ride tractors and you can walk around and go pet little animals.

IMG_3324There were little kittens everywhere. Me and Morten, who were missing Root very much, went totally nuts about them.

IMG_3314Meet the farmers! We could totally run this  place!

goatsAnd then there were those adorable goat babies, I call them goatsies, that could barely walk and yet tried to ‘attack’ each other.

IMG_3329Morten and I enjoyed this day so much. We love each other, can you tell?

IMG_3336To finish off an awesome day we would have a classic German BBQ: sausages, potato salad, a green salad and beer.

IMG_3334Morten always says, ‘Germans try everything to make their beer not taste of beer.’ Here you see wheat beer flavored with grapefruit and prickly pear (hope my translator did a good job here… ‘Kaktusfeige’ is the German word).

All in all a perfect day!

all around the world

During our trip to Germany, there was one day where my parents both were off from work, so we decided to do something all together. My dad was in charge of coming up with something. He chose to show us the world – in miniature :-)

IMG_3293Our trip started in London, …

IMG_3290… continued in Rome, …

IMG_3292…. and brought us to Moscow.

IMG_3291But why stop in Europe, when the rest of the world is just a stone’s throw away? We would go to China, …

IMG_3255… visit Sam in Australia, …

IMG_3294… and end our tour in America.

IMG_3270skalAfter all that globetrotting, we decided to travel the kids play area =) Both Morten and my dad have way more advanced sliding technique than I do.

theeggAfter the slide dad and I tried ‘The Egg’, a little cabin that makes loops as you wish. Man, what fun we had!

IMG_3271We would make a stop at the couple swing as well. Mom loves it, can you tell?

IMG_3258The most fun I had in a long time, was when dad and I went on this ride. That monster here circles around while you can do funny things with the steering wheel so your little wagon would shoot through the water. Awesome!

IMG_3301When we were done with the park and about to get back to the car, guess who I met? And it wasn’t even a miniature. Lucky me =)

I enjoyed that family day so much, and while looking at all the fun miniatures, I couldn’t help but constantly thinking of my dear friend Brinja, who has this amazing miniature model of her own apartment.

the return to blogland

We’ve been back from Germany since Tuesday night. And now I’m finally ready to blog again. Looking through the pictures we took, I realized that I have a million things I wanna share with you. So for the upcoming days get ready for a couple of ‘Urlaubseindrücke’ – impressions of our vacation =)

I wanna start with one thing that makes me all warm and fuzzy – the relationship between Morten and my dad.

The thing is, Morten doesn’t speak German too well, and my dad isn’t an English-pro either. So seeing them interacting is just heartwarming =) Sign language, Spanish (my dad speaks it and loves giving orders in Spanish), broken German and English and big smiles is what makes them understand each other.

IMG_3242Dad is very interested in everything he doesn’t have a clue about. Morten, being a big American Football fan, is showing dad how to hold and throw the ball.

MortengardenDad is crazy about his garden. Here he just introduced Morten to the secrets of watering plants. A big honor. I think Morten is born to be the perfect gardener!

IMG_3247Dad loves fooling around. Especially with his ‘Danish friend’.

IMG_3298Last but not least, Morten and dad visiting the stock exchange in Copenhagen. But that trip is a whole different post!

It’s good to be back to blogland! We’ll be reading each other ;-)

wind, water, sunshine and lots of fun

What a nice trip! Everything went well and we had the greatest fun ever!

IMG_3158We’re all packed up and ready to go. Please notice that it’s my bike with our luggage… A decision I might regret later on…

IMG_3161All happy, about 5 km into our trip.

IMG_3163Eeeaaagle (Morten has watched too many episode of Scrubs)

IMG_3169I liked the fact that Sweden has this many bike paths. We were really lucky with the route Google maps suggested.

IMG_3175After 20 km we had a little stop near the water. We were surrounded by swans and lady bugs. Really cosy!

IMG_3176Homemade sandwiches with tunasalad. YUM!

IMG_3178My man =)

IMG_3190First glimpse of Rügen – the chalk cliffs on the north-eastern coast.

IMG_3199Biking in Germany was somehow a lot harder. Lots of hills but also really nice bike paths through the woods.

IMG_3200Almost there: the houses on the right belong to the little village my parents live in.

IMG_3202After having biked 55 km we enjoyed a nice dinner in Ralswiek (a place I will tell you more about in a couple of days) together with my little brother, Felix, and my mom.

Today is a day of planning. There’s so many things to do and so little time… I will keep you posted!