August 6-13 2011 Baltic Sea Cruise
Starting Point: Copenhagen The Postma Family gathered in Copenhagen Denmark for a week-long cruise of the Baltic Sea. Mom and Dad played it smart by first flying to Geneva to visit Bryan and Stephanie and kids and allow jet lag to slow them down BEFORE heading on the cruise. Tim, the kids and I drove to Denmark, taking the autobahn and stopping for the night in Hannover, Germany. We planned to arrive 2 days before the cruise left allowing for some sightseeing in one of Europe's most expensive cities.
Our "home" in Copenhagen was the Hotel Jorgensen, a hostel/hotel catering to down-on-their-luck tourists. We secured a family room which consisted of metal bunkbeds, a tiny metal cafe table, 2 chairs and a large flat screen TV mounted to the wall. I brought sheets, blankets and pillows to give it the feel of a college dorm. This wasn't successful. It was still a bare-bones room but at least we had our own space.
The first evening we headed out on the town. It was a short walk from the hotel to Tivoli Gardens and the Town Hall. We enjoyed watching people, listening to street musicians and eating the long weiners that Denmark is known for.
|Lilly bites into a tasty dog...she wasn't as fond of the ketchup|
|Much like the cows and pigs in other cities, numerous artistic elephants are scattered throughout Copenhagen|
|Home Sweet Home! Hotel Jorgensen in it's finest glory|