Today is Wednesday the 15th. This means that Scott and Laura are finally here! It also means that I have 3, well almost 2 days left in Copenhagen. It feels like this semester has flown by. I can’t believe that after 4 months of adjusting myself to the culture and creating a home in Copenhagen, that I have to pack up my life and leave.
Speaking of packing…holy crap. I have a lot of stuff. My mom helped out and took a suitcase full of winter clothes and design supplies that I no longer need, and now it’s up to me to take the rest home. I’m a little nervous about how heavy my big suitcase is, but if I could get it here I should be able to get it home. I actually didn’t do too much shopping while here, give or take some clothes and shoes. But it’s stressful nonetheless, and since Scott and Laura are coming, I wanted to get all the packing out of the way yesterday and today. So now I’m basically living out of a duffel bag and praying that everything weighs the right amount. Fingers crossed!
My mom and I had a wonderful weekend in Copenhagen. She said it was one of the best mother’s day weekends she’s ever had. I mean if I were bumped up to first class on a 7 hr flight I’d be pretty happy too. So since she got bumped to first, she was also moved to an earlier flight which got in at 7am Friday morning. I was happy because she would get to see so much more and we’d be able to settle in and bring all her bags home before venturing out. I’ll admit I cried when she walked thru the arrival gate. I didn’t realize how much I had missed her and can only imagine how much crying is going to happen on Saturday when I get home.
Anyways, the first day she was here we walked everywhere. There’s just so much to see in Copenhagen and I wanted to make sure she’d get to see it all. We walked all around the old part of the city where DIS is, up to Kongens Nytorv, over the bridge to Christianshavn, up the Church of our Savior spire (she was so scared),
thru Christiania (she didn’t like it very much),
over to the Royal Opera House,
to Nyhavn for some much needed beers,
and back to the DIS area. We went home and I made her dinner, then we sat down to watch a movie and eat some popcorn, and she fell asleep on me! I deserved it tho. After such a long flight, it wasn’t too fair to make her walk so much but we had fun! And it was so nice to finally be able to share my home for the last 4 months with her.
On Saturday we walked along Ørestad Boulevard and saw all the buildings that line the metro tracks. We walked from Ørestad to Islands Brygge and back thru the suburbs towards the fantastic ice cream place that Jonas brought us all to after Tivoli on Thursday.
Then we made our way into the city. We went to Rosenborg (see one of my first posts with all the crown jewels) and this time the top floors were open so we toured the whole building and then finished in the treasury. Then we went to the botanical gardens and then café paludon for dinner and beer before we went to the ballet. The ballet was at the Royal Theater and it was one little ballet called La Ventana and another that I don’t remember the name of. But the queen was there. My friends had told me that occasionally she comes, but it was so cool to finally see her!
I ended up being the one that fell asleep on my mom, during the ballet actually…oops. So we went home to rest up before mother’s day.
Sunday we started the morning with flowers and chocolates and brunch at Nyhavn. Then we watched the changing of the guard, walked up to the little mermaid, took a canal tour, walked to the lakes, found the glass market, bought some cheese and olives for dinner, had some beer, and then went to the Bella Sky hotel Skybar for more drinks.
As you can tell we had quite the busy weekend. I was really sad to see my mom go on Monday morning. I know I’ll see her on Saturday, but it just made me homesick because I couldn’t get on the plane with her. But I know that these next few days are just going to fly by and before I know it I’ll be home and that scares me a bit. This has been such a wonderful experience and I just want it to go on forever.