On request from Parents here’s a “little” picture-update on what we’ve been up to since we landed in The States. The reason we’ve been off the grid lately is that … well we have literally been off the grid. We bought a tent and have been living in The Great Outdoors (not really we stay at camp grounds, but it still counts!) for a couple of weeks now which has been both challenging and rewarding but more on that later (maybe). Now: PICTURES!
In Washington, DC we played tourists and saw Arlington Cemetery, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and The White House as well as some cherry blossom that – as much as it hurts me to admit it – was actually better than what we saw in Japan.
In Waxhaw, NC we stayed with my other family. The stay really deserves a post of it’s own but for now I’ll just say that these people are amazing and I miss them so much. Once again they made me feel right at home and they adopted Jonas as easily into their family as they did me 3-4 years ago. It felt like no time had gone by and I am so grateful to have these lovely people in my life.
In Charlotte we stayed at an apartment in hip’n’happening South End. While Jonas spent his days at The Powershell Summit I explored the pretty city and hung out with the cutest dog on AirBnB. Jack is an Old English Shepherd and seriously so.freaking.cute. You can even follow him on Instagram @jackjackclt
Back in Waxhaw we picked up a care-package from my parents which among other things held our sleeping bags, Danish salty liquorice and home-knitted woollen socks (thanks mom<3)[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2500.0"] We picked up our car in Charlotte and then we were off! First stop was (of course) real southern BBQ – ribs, pulled pork, hash on rice, coleslaw and banana pie. yummi!
The first camp ground we stayed at was just outside of charming Charlston, SC. Our new home is the green beauty in the background. She held up remarkably well when the first night presented us with a thunder and lightning storm of another world. Good thing we seam sealed it that same morning 😉 Also: I.MAKE.FIRE!
We got matching t-shirts at the Power Shell Summit and yes we are well aware how lame this is. Not that that’ll stop us from wearing them of course. In Danish it’s actually called a “camping suit”, so I guess it’s only fitting.
On our way out of Charleston we stopped by Angel Oak for a breakfast with a view. It is 400+ years old and supposedly the oldest tree east of the Mississippi. We are confused about this fact though as we have seen some cypress trees in GA that are 900+ years … If you can clarify please let us know in the comments!
Blazing through South Carolina we arrived at Georgia’s biggest tourist attraction – at least that was what we had been told by multiple, several meter-high billboards along the interstate for the prior 50km. We laughed pretty hard when we finally pulled off and saw this place on the road side. Good thing you have a big airport, GA, or you might have a hard time getting visitors to swing by…
The state also had plenty of alliGAtors though (get it?) At the Okefenokee Swamp we met Rita and Mark who took us gator-spotting at night with our flashlights and invited us to stay with them in Atlanta. It really is true what they say about southern friendliness! Pictured: Sophie who has set up camp near the ranger station with her 8 little gator-babies.
The mosquitoes soon got too much for my feet though, so we moved on to Orlando, FL where we’ve been hanging out with Harry Potter, Spiderman, HULK, Dr. Seuss and many more in Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure.
We got the best seats for an outdoor screening of Monty Python’s Quest for The Holy Grail (it’s me waving from the front) ….
… and witnessed the 3rd annual running of the chihuahuas…
… where the owners gave the dogs a run for their money (no pun intended – okay maybe a little) in terms of entertainment value.
And in between we eat good, local food 😉
In other words: it’s all good!