Wow, the blog have been too busy being on vacation that it was supposed to update. Lets see what can be done today. I left with the promise of the highlight of the trip, the planned helicopter tour.
Starting the day with brekkie of course, one of the things I miss about living in Sweden…this time we hit Denny’s rather than IHop.
Then we hit the pool, can’t stay in a hotel with two pools and not try both of them.
You can tell that some parts of my booty haven’t seen that much sun lately though, as I missed a spot with the sunblock.
After a basic taco lunch it was finally time, and I have to say, Helicopter over the Grand Canyon must be one of the coolest things I’ve done. And to all of those that worried about Mr Grumpy II, I wasn’t allowed to open the helicopter door during the trip so he’s still alive.
only thing that put a dent in the experience was not being able to rub it in daddy’s face. He would’ve been so jealous with the whole thing. And then, as we are riding back towards Boulder, one of the songs that I remember him always singing along to starts playing.
All those times we watched Good Morning Vietnam thogheter he would always start digging when What a wonderful world came on. And what can I say, sitting in the helicopter…it is a wonderful world indeed.
After returning back to our hotel, we headed up the tower attached to it in order to check out the views before a late night dinner at an Australian Steak House and a walk down the strip.
A much anticipated vacation kicked of yesterday morning, European time, me and my loyal companion headed towards the airport, this time with Mr Grumpy II in tow.
It was quite a mission since I wasn’t allowed online check-in and had to be at the airport in decent time. It’s been a while since I had a paper boarding card in my hand, the process was made loads easier thanks to the magic gold card (LOVE IT) and free food in the lounge.
Since Mr Grumpy II doesn’t like sitting still I was a bit worried about the 11 and a half flight towards San Francisco, however I would say the in flight condiments helped…
For being me flying, it was quite a smooth trip, I walked straight through immigration and with no checked in luggage there was no delayed bag no 10 on this trip either.
We also had time for some local bevvie while waiting for the next flight.
Once we made it to our Las Vegas hotel, it was pretty much dinner and then bed, 9pm being like 5am in the morning and not much sleep.
We didn’t even venture of the hotel, I kicked back with a BLT at the hotel diner.
Thus I’m now awake at 6am with a Starbucks in my hand.
Should soon be time for another existing day…
The vacation year where I work is from April to March, I thought it was May to April and figured I had some time to use my last vacation days…obviously I was wrong!
Hey, we are talking about a serious issue here, really, I have a problem using all my vacation days!
Thus, I found some Fridays and Mondays before the end of March where I figured I can stay away from work, so today I have the day off.
Guess, what time I woke up!
Come on, guess!
At 5 AM, that is at FIVE in the freakin morning…so much for sleeping in!
The snow is pouring down outside so I’m happy I don’t have to go out. I am considering doing grown-up stuff, like fixing things around the apartment. I am also considering turning the TV on, cuddle down on the couch with a blanket and do nothing the whole day…again.
I got to sleep until I woke up, no alarm clock. I got to take my time waking up and getting ready to get out of the house, no one chasing me to do stuff.
I’m in a place where it’s warm and the sun is shining.
I got coffee and a sandwich in peace and quiet.
I got beer and reading books at beer o’clock.
I got lovely company and fab food in the afternoon.
I had a lovely walk around with nice company before an amazing dinner on the terrace, outside, in November!!
I LOVE this place ma peeps, think I wanna stay forever.
So after a few very unproductive days at home (I had plans, I really did but the books and the couch was calling my name) it was again time to return to what’s becoming my second home, Copenhagen airport.
This time around I’m not travelling by myself as two wonderful people took pity on me when I couldn’t make up my mind about what to make of my vacation, and invited me to their home, in Las Palmas. Who turns down sun and warm weather?
So instead of my usual gate hanging we stopped by the well hidden Murphys pub (by gate C6, one floor up if you are wondering) and had some yum yum food.
Traveling on a Sunday flight to the Canary Islands are quite different from a Thursday fligth that goes between for example Düsseldorf and Copenhagen, I will admit to having my patience tested a number of times by confused elderly people that can’t sit still and don’t really realize that there are other people arround them.
All was forgiven when I got to put my flip flops back on!
This trip to Rome have been planned for some time, finally it was take off day…and what a day.
There’s quite some difference between travelling by yourself and with a sister and two little people. By the time we taken the train to the airport, gone through security and bought candy for the little people I needed this more than anything.
The flight over was bumpy on the way up and down, in-between it wasn’t as bumpy as the last flights I’ve had over the past few weeks. The sunset we had was to die for, not that easy to capture in a picture though.
After a little muddle with the hotel pick-up we finally arrived at the hotel around eightish. Do you know how tired little people are at that time after such a day? Luckily the receptionist recommended a restaurant about 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
Italian food taste soooo much better in Italy than it do at home…
To die for!!!! If you ever are in Rome I can recommend this place. It’s called Campana, located on a street with the same name.
Now it’s ten pm and the little people are heading to bed wich mean that we so called grownups are doing the same…
Peace out ma peeps.
I’m now on vacation for three fantabolus weeks, I hope that mean the opposite for the blog. I feel like I should have all the time in the world to update this little baby!
I’ve started of with bubble galore…
This time we are looking at Rome, Las Palmas and Gotham city. For now I’ll just chill 🙂
Peace out ma peeps…