Lisberg July 10

July 20, 2009

Before we left for the United Kingdom, we spent the day with Camilla, Anders and Leia at Lisberg’s Amusement Park in Goteborg.  Great fun in the rain!  We stayed at Hotel Gothia, a snazzy dazzy hotel directly across from Lisberg.  The breakfast buffet is to die for.

The view from our hotel window.  (just checked our visa balance and life WILL not include good wine and Toblerone chocolate once we return home!)

The view from our hotel window. (note: just checked our visa balance and life WILL not include good drink and Toblerone chocolate once we return home!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I chose not to do this one! The roller is Balder, completely wood and awesome.  Ask to see the photo sometime!  The Kannon, another roller coaster, went from 0-70 km an hour in two and a half seconds.

I chose not to do this one! Not pictured is the roller coaster called Balder, made of wood and awesome. Ask to see the photo of the Meads on Balder sometime! The Kannon, another roller coaster, went from 0-70 km an hour in two and a half seconds.

Camilla won a large chocolate for Leia.

Camilla won a large chocolate for Leia.

Kurt, the man.  Ring the bell, All the way to the top.  He could choose between Uncle Sam and a Russian soldier.

Kurt, the man. Ring the bell, all the way to the top. He could choose between Uncle Sam and a Russian soldier.

This statue is in in honour of someone, just can't remember who...

This statue is in in honour of someone, just can't remember who...

Grown men cried on the Swedish radio when they talked about Michael Jackson.  Michael's hands and signature at Lisberg.

Grown men cried on the Swedish radio when they talked about Michael Jackson. Michael's hands and signature at Lisberg.

The Lisberg bunny!  We left on Saturday, July 11th for the United Kingdom.  Anders drove us to the airport and it was as exciting and hair raising as the roller coaster at Lisberg.

The Lisberg bunny! We left on Saturday, July 11th for the United Kingdom. Anders drove us to the airport and the car ride to the airport was as exciting and hair raising as the roller coaster at Lisberg.

Denmark Sunday, July 5-Thursday, July 9

July 11, 2009

 

We took the express, Stina Charisma over to Denmark.  No customs.  The boat has a full restaurant and duty free shop.  Kids under 12 eat free and can "fish" for a free gift.  The trip took 1 1/2 hours.

We took the express, Stina Charisma from Goteborg, Sweden to over to Frederikshavn, Denmark. No customs. The boat has a full restaurant and duty free shop. Kids under 12 eat free and can "fish" for a free gift. The trip took 1 1/2 hours.

We started our summer travel adventures with a trip to Denmark with Camilla, Anders and Leia. Prior to leaving for Denmark,  we moved out of our apartment on Saturday, Juli 4th and spent the night at A/C/L house.  Kurt and I went back on Saturday to clean and Sören, (works for Indian AB) moved in several hours after we left.  His daughter, Emily, is delighted to be living there, as she has a horse in Camilla’s barn.  Moving was a stressful process, family dynamics and all…  BUT it is done and over. Yeeha.  The pain was eased by a hot bath and a gin and tonic, courtesy of Anders.  

We left for Denmark on Sunday.  The initial plan was to leave 5 am and catch the 9:30 boat in Goteborg, however, we decided to take the 12:30 ferry across to Frederikshavn, Denmark.  Much nicer!  

Several years ago, a car drove off the bridge into the water. oops.

Several years ago, a car drove off the bridge into the water..

 

We stayed at Gronhoj Feiricenter, with rental units.  Anders had stayed here as a 6th grader and again with his family.  The North Sea beach was 400 meters from our apartment.

We stayed at Gronhoj Feiricenter, with 140 rental units. Anders had stayed here as a 6th grader and again with his family. The North Sea beach was 400 meters from our apartment.

 

Yarrow won at mini golf (by one point!)

Yarrow won at mini golf (by one point!)

We traveled from Gronhoj (nearest large town Lokken) on the West coast to the Skagen area and visited the Nordsoen oceanarium (The North Sea).  Here Lily makes a friend of a harbour seal.

We traveled from Gronhoj (nearest large town Lokken) on the West coast to the Skagen area and visited the Nordsoen oceanarium (The North Sea). Here Lily makes a friend of a harbour seal.

This shark had been attacked by an Orca.  This was on the beach near our apartment.  We spent a lovely time on the beach, collecting shells, swimming and sunbathing.

This shark had been attacked by an Orca. This was on the beach near our apartment. We spent a lovely time on the beach, collecting shells, swimming and sunbathing.

At times we felt that we were in the desert.  This picture is of A/C and L in "The Sand -covered church."  Built in the 12 century on the flat ground midway between the two most important settlements of the parish.  It was closed in 1775, when the maintenance and the shifting, growing sand dunes proved to much for the parish.  Parts of the church were removed and others still lie under the sand.  All that remains is this tower, registered as a ancient monument.

At times we felt that we were in the desert. This picture is of A/C and L in "The Sand -covered church." Built in the 12 century on the flat ground midway between the two most important settlements of the parish. It was closed in 1775, when the maintenance and the shifting, growing sand dunes proved to much for the parish. Parts of the church were removed and others still lie under the sand. All that remains is this tower, registered as a ancient monument.

Our right legs are in the North Sea and our left are in Baltic.  Look at a map of Denmark at we are at the very northern tip.

Our right legs are in the North Sea and our left are in Baltic. Look at a map of Denmark, we are at the very northern tip!

Near Rubjerg, north of Lokken, on the North sea, are 100 foot sand dunes that stretch for miles.  Here, there was a lighthouse that was slowly claimed by the sand and abandoned.  The wind was wild and the sand flew into eyes and ears.

Near Rubjerg, north of Lokken, on the North sea, are 100 foot sand dunes that stretch for miles. Here, there was a lighthouse that was slowly claimed by the sand and abandoned. The wind was wild and the sand flew into eyes and ears.

Artsy fartsy shot taken from the abandoned lighthouse.

Artsy fartsy shot taken from the abandoned lighthouse.

sand girls lighthouse blow
sunset kiss