Finally! After five years, me and TPR go back to revisit some of the amazing parks and places that are part of Scandinavia. With a stop in Iceland on the way there, and a sidetrip across waters to Germany and a fave park there. This was "like" a repeat of the 2009 tour. But of course, with so many different parts to it...like herrings, LOL!
So first day, to the airport, a quick meal, calm my nerves, and away (+ a day) to Copenhagen!
Where my TPR Tours all start. A basic #10 envelope. Eventually packed with bits of paper and info.I have found along the way, prior to the tour.
Lunch, before boarding at YVR. And salads with meat would prove to be a type of meal I'd come back to, again and again, through the tour.
And there's an AQUARIUM in the International Departures area of YVR!
And there happened to be two divers in it, cleaning the glass and making sure all the fish were happy fish.
So many people came by, just stopped, and watched. Then they took photos, heh.
I wish I had an aquarium at home This Big! (o:
Where the 7 hour stop is - Iceland!
The plane awaits....
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:27 pm.
"And now - a word or three about the photos I took on this tour..."
This is now the fourth TPR Tour I have done, using my new (well not so new now) digital camera. And I must say, I really improved in a few days of starting to take the pix. So much so, I started to take more time in setting up shots, rather than just snapping away. And after getting back home here, I found that some photos taken were much too dark, to even figure out, myself. So I started playing with exposure, and ending up with a few interesting takes on a single pic, I hope you enjoy seeing.
Here's an example below, and although it consists of three photos, the rest are (mainly) in twos, or solo.
This is the load/unload station of Piraten, at Djurs Sommerland on the tour. Even I can't recognize who's in that waiting crowd. So....
I lightened it all up a bit. Now you can make some faces out. But I decided to push the exposure button a bit more, and...
Instant Art! (o;
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:35 pm.
06/12/2014 - 6 Hours in Iceland Airport....Day Ends with Danish Steak Dinner!
The flight over had nothing exciting (thankfully) to cooment on, except for that "forgotten luggage cart" the plane had to return for, from the tarmac, lol. But it put a dent in Tom's connecting flight to Copenhagen, via Reykyavik, and he had to really run for his flight. I on the other hand, had an hour cut off my original 7 hours I was having to wait in the airport, for my connection. So that helped the wait. But not much.
When I finally did get to Copenhagen, I also had a good sized bottle of schnapps from Duty Free for the group's upcoming Snack/Alchohol Exchange on Friday evening. But that would wait. I also want to say this was The Fastest I have ever gotten off a plane, gotten my bag (second one down the ramp!), left the airport, gotten my train ticket (open cashier spot just as I arrived), and a minute later my train arrived! I was impressed!
Several of us had planned to get a "good steak dinner somewhere," that turned out to be at a steak house right beside Tivoli Park's entrance! The staff were very pleased to have us there, and our waiter was especially fast and efficient in making sure we enjoyed our meal and evening there.
The price was good and included the place's salad bar. I think we were all happy with what we got and ate. It was a great start for getting to meet up with a few old tour buddys, and meeting new ones as well.
And that waiter (damn forgot his name - anyone remember?)..... mmmmmm. That's all I'll say.
I think it means, leave your mental baggage at home. Good words for this tour. This was in a hallway at Reykjavik airport, after we touched down.
Iceland Family portrait. I think.
Open faced sandwich for lunch at the airport. Great presentation, and an eventual mess to deal with, lol.
The schnapps I bought for the exchange the next night.
Ceiling of our waiting area at the airport. Interesting.
Arrival in Copenhagen, and this is my train car to Central Station.
Our Steak House, right by Tivoli!
Group shot, taken by our handsome waiter.
Dinner. Steal with garlic butter was heaven. Potato was excellent. Salad Bar was varied and plentiful. A good meal that night!
More of the group. Hi JC! (all in black, left) Glad we're going to be roomies again. (o:
Lauren at the Salad Bar.
Another shot of us all.
Our Personal Photographer takes a selfie. Like I said, handsome, yes?
AJ attempts to drink a rather LARGE BEER.
And he succeeds! Way to go AJ! <crowd goes wild>
Entrance arch of Tivoli. We'll be back in a couple of days.
Construction fencing artwork, on our walk back to our hotel.
And we make it back, for a good night's sleep. Ready for a Bonus Park tomorrow!
Last edited by Nrthwnd on Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:48 pm.
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