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Sep 4, 2012 - Arriving in Slovenia

In the morning I had a decent breakfast in a small restaurant and then went to the tourist info centre. Very nice lady told me about a small and inexpensive hotel called Pri Mraku. I got a taxi and arrived there within 10 minutes. It was indeed living up to the description. The hotel is over 200 years old and the staff is great and an added bonus - free Internet. It is very close to Centrum - The Old City. I had a great lunch in its out-door courtyard which is covered by branches of an wine as old as the hotel and completely laden with...

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Sep 3, 2012 - On the train through Germany

Got up early to catch train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. First I dropped the car at the airport where I had picked-up a week earlier. It was simple then the s-bahn takes you right to the main station. The trains in Germany are fantastic - especially in 1st class. The seating comfortable and there is hardly any noise and in this heat it is great with air-conditioned compartments and of course, their speed is over 200 km/hr. Just three hours later I arrived in München. I had a couple of hours and then I got on the night train to Ljubljana,...

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Sep 3, 2012 - The start of the Adventure

I met at the port city of Hamburg, Germany to board the ship. I saw people loading food, water, and goods to trade during our expedition on the boat. I wasn't sure what to bring, so I brought clothes this computer a compass, goods to trade with, and a picture of my family. I will miss them very much. The captain is bringing the most recently updated map so we know where we are going, a magnetic compass so we know what direction we are going in, and an astrolabe so we cam calculate latitude to find out where we are on the map. This voyage...

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Sep 2, 2012 - Visting Bodil Toftdahl and my soldier buddy

I arose early as I had decided to surprise pastor Bodil Toftdahl in her new church in Gronbjerg. Bodil had been the pastor in Vancouver for the last six years and left Vancouver at the end of June. She is now the pastor of two churches. The one Sunday morning was Norre Omme and was there on time at 10:30. It took me just under two hours to drive down there, of course at 130 km per hour it is not a problem!!! It is a beautiful church and almost 800 years old. She was surprised to see me and smiled as she turned around at the altar. She and I...

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Sep 1, 2012 - The day of the "Class Re-union"

Inger was up early she had to leave early to meet her daughter for a buying spree at an annual product show in Fredericia. Their daughter, Ulla, has ladies apparel store - mostly brassieres, I think. Otto was busy making a lunch bucket for me with the greatest open-faced sandwiches for my re-union. We all had to bring our own lunch. Our meeting was at 11:00 in a small town outside of Logstor. I said a tearful good-bye to my friend and drove to the ferry for the crossing to the mainland. Later I had to catch another ferry to cross a fjord...

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Aug 31, 2012 - A visit to Skive

Otto and I decided to drive to Skive to visit with his son, Lars. We took the ferry over to the mainland (Otto has a card good for a whole year. We visited Lars at his firm, he works for Michelin tires. We then bought some flowers and drove to the cemetery and and placed them on my brothers cemetery plot. We drove around the city and looked at the familiar places from my childhood. We ended up having lunch in a food court in a supermarket. Well prepared and quite tasty. We came back to the island and Inger had washed all my dirty laundry...

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Aug 29, 2012 - Visiting my sister-in-law

After another great breakfast at Connie and Jørgen's I said good-bye. I had to visit my bank in Copenhagen and ger some Danish Kroner. I also picked up brochures on several hotels and other travel items. It is not easy to ger brochures any more - thank the Internet for that. I always get nostalgic in Capital of the Nation there - it was "my" town long time ago - and it is still great city! I had promised my sister-in-law to arrive in the late afternoon as she had invited my cousin and his wife for dinner. I promised to put on the dinner and...

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Aug 28, 2012 - Driving on Sjaelland

Had a great breakfast - a full Smørgaasbord in a cozy "living room". Drove to the ferry and waiting only 10 minutes for the next sailing. I took almost an hour across to the island Lölland and then driving across a bridge to another island and then another bridge to Sjaelland. At 12:30 I was at "Moster Else's" who is my wife, Vera's aunt. She is 95 (not Vera!!!) and had just broken her hip bone. She is a delight to visit and her son, Ole, and his wife brought in the most delicious open faced sandwiches (smørrebrød) and of course we had beer...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Flying from London through Frankfurt to Hamburg

The next morning i in London after a long bus ride and a stop in the business lounge I was on a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt and after a couple of hours there then boarded the flight to Hamburg arriving at 21:00. I picked-up a nice Mercedes-Benz automatic and running on diesel. I was planning to take the ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby in Denmark. I stayed overnight in Puttgarden in a very cozy small hotel but arrived there after everyone had gone to bed. Nice room and I was very tired - as you know, I do not sleep on planes!!

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Jul 12, 2012 - Dag 15

Dag 15 – siste dag på bobilferie Nå har vi ankommet Hamburg, vi har pakket ferdig bilen og det gjenstår kun litt vask i morgen før vi overleverer bilen kl. 09.00. Vi har hatt en fin tur. Vi har vært igjennom Sverige og Danmark med Johnny’s Audi og gjennom Tyskland, Østerrike, Italia, Slovenia, Kroatia og Tsjekkia med bobilen. Vi har kjørt ca. 300 mil og vi har vært på alle typer campingplasser, fra den mest tragiske i Tyskland til den flotteste i Kroatia. Nå skal vi snart spise siste middag her i Tyskland for denne gang. Vi har vel kanskje...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Dag 1

Endelig ferie!!!! Vi startet tidlig i dag, ca. Kl. 07.00 fra Fredrikstad. Ganske full bil med bagasje for fire personer, fire sykler og takboks. Første stopp var i Skee i Sverige hvor Rune leverte bilen på service. Andre stopp var i Malmø. Der ble det lunsj med hamburger for to av oss og rødspette for to av oss. Ikke et gourmet-måltid, men mette ble vi Etter ca. 11 timer ankom vi Norderstedter utenfor Hamburg hvor vi skal overnatte før vi henter bobilen i morgen. Hotellet minner om et hotell fra en gammel engesk serie. Men helt ok for en...

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Sep 24, 2011 - First match since Port Vale away

I think it was Stephen Stills who stated if you can't have the weather you want, enjoy the weather you've got. I've been doing my best to follow this sage advice, but it's sometimes difficult. After the two days with no rain, I had five whole days of it, the south-west wind perfectly-timed with my heading south along the Jutland coast. After Esbjerg, the scenery got a bit mundane, what I could see of it. I was cycling sometimes outside the sea wall, sometimes inside. A new hazard presented itself in this region: sheepshit. The track was...

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