With winds up to 50 mph, Lake Michigan was crazy this morning. NBC Chicago’s helicopter got some great footage of the waves hitting the lake front path, head on, and the cyclists and runners who got in the waves’ way. Check it out here.Read more "Chicago Tsunami hits Lake Front Path"
Up at 6 again, I page through the guidebooks (while watching “Party of Five” reruns) to get some ideas for our day. When Neil gets up, we head to our coffee spot, check some online maps and then hop on our bikes to Nørrebro. Well, actually, we go to a number of places before we […]Read more "Nordic Adventure Day 6-7: Copenhagen, police museum, underground art, viking beer, Sweden and tarts"
Although we got up at 4 a.m. yesterday, today is the day that really hurts. Neither of us really slept in that bed. In fact, I’m up by 6 and am convinced I’ve become a morning person as I watch “Party of 5” rerun after “Party of 5” rerun (it was that, or “Providence,” a […]Read more "Nordic Adventure: Copenhagen Day 5–Boats, hot dogs, ruins and a lesson on pizza"
We woke up at 4 a.m., well before the crack of dawn for our two-hour flight to Copenhagen (no wonder I still feel off, sleep-wise.) I made lattes on the cappuccino machine (which we now covet…self-Christmas gift perhaps?) and downed a blueberry Skyr drink. Skyr is one of the few Icelandic foods I ventured to […]Read more "Nordic Adventure Day 4: Copenhagen, Christiana, Green Light District, Tivoli"
Today, the goal is to make it to the Golden Circle, an area that includes a geyser and a waterfall (as well as the original gathering for Parliament, which we’re skipping). I enter “geysir” into the GPS, making sure that I get the proper Icelandic spelling, and it tells us we’re just under an hour […]Read more "Nordic Adventure: Iceland Day 3 Geysirs, Gullfloss and Gorby"
There’s something ringing. I’m surrounded by dark and warmth and comfort and I can’t figure out what what’s ringing. I pick up a small, circular clock from the nightstand and stare at it, but it doesn’t make sense. The numbers, the hands, they don’t jive with morning, which, I think, it must be early yet. […]Read more "Nordic Adventure: Iceland, Day 2 of Elves and Vikings"
I’m back from a week-long Nordic adventure–three nights in Iceland, three in Denmark. I searched and searched but found neither elf nor suitable horned viking helmet to bring home. I do, however, have tons of photos from the fantastic week. To do the vacation justice, I’m going to work on a day-by-day blog, with photos, […]Read more "Nordic Adventure: Iceland, Day 1"