Another Big Event of the summer has passed–Andreas’s and my fifth anniversary! To think that it was five years ago we held our gummi bear wedding is almost ludicrous, but there it is!
I had originally thought I would plan our anniversary weekend (it fell on a Saturday this year–what luck!) but one day, Andreas told me that he rather had an idea, and not to plan anything. So we arranged for Theo to spend the whole weekend (two nights!) with his aunt, uncle, and cousins, and we took off on Friday morning to an unknown-to-me destination!
I knew that we had to be wherever it was at a certain time, so I had an inkling that it might be a ferry–and it was! My First Ferry Ride! It was so exciting, driving through the countryside, only guessing at where we were headed, with three entire toddler-free days ahead of us. Enough to make anyone giddy and newly in love!
The ferry ride was windy but really lots of fun–and heading up on deck with some coffee was just the thing to stave off the nigglings of seasickness.
The ferry was headed to Samsø, a cute little island between Zealand and Jutland, north of Fyn, and apparently quite the tourist destination–and no wonder! The landscape was amazing, thatched roofed cottages everywhere, and no shortage of Danish charm.
I didn’t get nearly as many pictures of the beautiful flowers (and lots of roses!) that were everywhere, but how cute is that flower tree in front of that house?!
It was so fun to be lovebirds again, and we took lots more selfies together, which I’ll spare you 😉 There was a lot of rambling on the hills, trying to skip stones, and driving from darling town to darling town, stopping in shops, flea markets, and little farmer stands along the way. Idyllic x20.
The best part of it all was being able to do exactly as we pleased without planning outings around a naptime, or anxiously pulling small hands away from the many, many breakable objects in the cute, tiny shops. We went out for a (I was going to say “late” dinner, but it was at seven pm :P) dinner for our anniversary at a place called “The Pearl” which was really lovely. Especially for me, as I ordered butter-fried fish which came with a bowl of browned butter on the side! We even got fancy dessert, and really delicious sparkling cider!
Andreas served as primary photographer (and I get the job as multiple-photo-deleter).
All in all, it was a superb trip, only made better by the fact that it was a surprise. Even the ferry ride home wasn’t all sad, as by that time I missed Theodore something fierce, and was so excited to bring him home again.
I don’t know if we’ll ever top this, but really, we don’t need to–as long as we get to do it all over again!