mellow yellow - Danish edition
Tapetenwechsel - literally a change in the wallpaper. That's what the Germans call a change of scenery, and since we'd been staring at the same ol' wallpaper for quite a while now, we thought we'd try something different.
The drive up from Hannover to Ebeltoft was an easy one, especially since I wasn't driving. Ha ha. Getting through Hamburg can be a bit of a hassle at times, but since only one other German state besides Lower Saxony had started Easter holidays on Saturday it was smooth sailing on the Autobahn all the way to Flensburg where the German/Danish border is located.
Just outside of Flensburg there's a big sign that reads LAST GAS STATION BEFORE THE BORDER! That of course means that all the Germans (including mine) start jostling for position to be the first to fill up just in case there's a sudden gas shortage in Denmmark.
Meanwhile the kids start getting antsy, asking when we're going to be there. I tell them "You know what? You can tell when you're getting close to Denmark because thing start turning yellow."
"No way!" they shout from the back seat.
"I'm serious. You'll see." I reply.
And to prove my point, this baby pulls up to a gas pump and then proceeds on to the rest area beside the station. People stare and take pictures while the owner of the colourful vehicle sits on a bench and has a smoke, obviously unfazed by all the attention.
It's a Porsche Carrera GT - or so I've been told. All cars look the same to me.
The border crossing is unspectacular. Flags of all the Scandinavian countries flap in the wind and voila, we're in Denmark.
The little seaside town of Ebeltoft isn't hard to find. After a good six hours total of driving, we finally arrive, pick up our key at the office in town and get directions to our house at Egsmark Strand.
And wow, the house really IS just as yellow as the picture in the catalogue.
Here's the Mausi Mobile parked out in front. We brought a LOT of stuff with us in that trailer but actually did use most of it.
The first thing the kids wanted to do after the long ride was go for a swim. Good thing we never go anywhere without our four giant inflatable (yellow!) bananas.
Swimming with the
And that was just the first day. Wait until you see what we did for the rest of our vacation!