North America, Europe · 6 Days · 11 Moments · April 2017

EOSC's journi to Denmark/ Sweden 2017

28 April 2017

Our last "tour" day was another fabulous one. Ditte and Silkeborg Business College have gone out of their way to show us Denmark in a way that we wouldn't be able to without them. Thanks go to them for the marvelous trip. We began our day with a trip to the AROS museum. The rainbow walkway that sits atop the art museum is pretty spectacular. It plays with light and color in an unusual way. We had time to tour many of the exhibits, including my favorite called "No Man is an Island." The different pieces of art explored humans and their relationships. Next we walked to Old Town in Aarhus. This is a section in the middle of the city where old buildings from different eras have been moved in brick by brick in an effort to preserve history. It was really a unique experience. Andrea and I actually ate at an American restaurant last night (I know, we're terrible).They had a Chicago Bulls jersey hanging-you all can make up your own minds if that type of jersey has ever seen a basketball court.

27 April 2017

Today we traveled to the North Sea. We went as far west as one can go in Denmark. We landed in Blåvand where we climbed up the 177 steps of the still functioning light house. It was an incredible view of the beach, ocean, and even some World War II bunkers. We collected seashells, sand, and Alexis braved the cold to put her feet in the sea. Next we traveled to the oldest town in Denmark, Ribe (pronounced Reba). The old town has dwellings that are still being lived in that date all the way back to the 1300s. When we arrived back in Silkeborg, our students went with their host families, and Andrea and I ate Italian Denmark.

26 April 2017

Eastern students began the day giving presentations covering Oklahoma at Silkeborg Business College. Topics covered geography, weather, laws, famous Oklahomans and attractions, agriculture, our state animals, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. After that our students visited with Danish first-year students who will be making the trip to Oklahoma next year. Andrea and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with Hans and Klaus. After lunch, Klaus showed us the school's store. From what I understand, the business is run entirely by students. We will be going back to buy some souvenirs before we head home. You should all like their store on FB (FBC-shoppen). After that, Andrea and I had some free time and the students went back to their host families. Andrea saw a bird! It is a Grey Heron. I'm pretty sure that is two on the list for this trip. If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of birds, but it's kind of exciting when you're with an ornithologist.

25 April 2017

Day 3-Part II
I have to post this in two separate logs because of all of the sights we took in today. We started off bright and early with a visit to Rosenberg castle. Next, we witnessed the changing of the guards and climbed up the Round Tower. We also visited the Marble Church. While the rest of the students explored the city (or napped) for the rest of the day, Andrea, Ditte, and I enjoyed a great, long lunch with lots of talking.

24 April 2017

We arrived back in Copenhagen this evening. Andrea and did a little shopping and had some traditional Danish pancakes in Nyhavn (they were not fluffy and had orange and beer in the batter). Ditte later said that they were not really traditional, but oh well, the were still good. We later met up with most of the group at Tivoli Gardens, which is the second oldest amusement park in the world and was an inspiration for Disneyland. It was a good day.
We made a trip to Sweden today where we visited Malmö Castle. We are currently headed back to Copenhagen via train. We will spend time in Copenhagen tonight with a possible trip to Tivoli!

23 April 2017

We spent the day in Copenhagen today. We started with a trip to Christiansborg Palace, went on a boat tour of the city, and officially ended with Chinese food. We've made a change of schedule, and we are going to Sweden tomorrow!
Cake or cheese sandwich? We made it to Denmark with (relatively) no major catastrophes. It's beautiful and we haven't even gone anywhere.

22 April 2017

Dear Journi, We believe that they may have overbooked the flight....I'm not kidding. We haven't made it to the plane yet, so no one has been "de-planed."
We've made it to DFW. Now we wait to board the flight to Denmark. Thanks for the ride, Bobb!