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Day 1: LAX to Copenhagen . . . Done!

The first flight from LAX was pretty easy. We arrived nearly an hour ahead of schedule, which is normally great news. However, that simply added one hour to our already long 5-hour layover. First time on Scandinavian Airlines; we had 2 of a block of 3 seats in the center of the plane. Not much space, but neither was it super uncomfortable. The technology was good, and the movies were great. I watched 2 of the batman movies and part of The Hobbit

Local time in Copenhagen is about 10:30 am, and the Airport is nearly empty! And yes, it’s Sherry asleep on the seat next to me:-) It’s a rather overcast, dreary day here today – though the temp is a mild 68 degrees F. We’re sitting in a section of the airport that has 3 gates and there are no other people in the waiting area! We were up at about 4:30 so I’ve been up about 20 hours so far. We have another 3 1/2 hours before we can board our flight to London. It’s so strange hearing all the announcements (of which there aren’t many!) in another language that is really foreign to my ears. I can’t remember ever hearing Danish spoken before!

It’s hard to imagine that we’re really on this crazy, epic journey . . . and don’t really know what it’s going to look like. We have so many ideas, and yet no solid plans. The only thing solid for right now is our stay in London. Can’t wait to get there and figure out the next legs of the trip!

12 thoughts on “Day 1: LAX to Copenhagen . . . Done!”

  1. Hi Rick,
    I hope you two are able to make it to Amsterdam as part of your epic journey. I wanted to let you know there is a vegetarian Indian Buffet by the British Museum in London. It is my favorite place to have lunch. I believe this is the restaurant.

    Sagar Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant –
    West End
    17 Percy St, London W1T 1DU, United Kingdom
    +44 20 7631 3319 https://g.co/kgs/NJptRf


    1. Hi Lauri! Yes, we’re planning to go to Amsterdam on Monday. From there on to Berlin and then . . . who knows?? We will be back in London at the end of our trip, as our return flight is from Heathrow. We’ll definitely check out your fav restaurant! We love Indian food, too! Thanks!

  2. Sue Mitsch-Scherp

    Hey guys, so. Fun to follow your trip this way….you are missing super hot weather in Cali. Have a wonderful trip. And Rick, get some sleep…

    1. Hi Sue! So good to hear from you! The weather here has been fantastic . . . though the forecast is for rain over the next week or so. In the following posts, I’ll talk more about that, if we do get the weather!

  3. Omg Rick n Sherry ! So happy for me that I get to follow this….sending to all my peeps!!!! Stay calm safe n make lots of memories!!!!💓

      1. Rick in case you are wondering….Stella is my coworker….you met her at the funeral. The blonde one!!!🧐 told my friends to follow you guys!!!!

  4. I’m so envious Chuck and I thought we would do something similar but our dream ended a couple years short of 50. I so happy you are doing this and sharing it so I can pretend to be there through your eyes. Have fun.

    1. Hi Nancy,

      I’m so sorry that you and Chuck weren’t able to make it to this kind of trip. We’ll do our best to take lots of pictures and share as much as we can!

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