COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - PART III
Monday was our last day in Copenhagen and it made me so sad to leave! I have fallen in love with Denmark and honestly legit feel at home here. #gettingbacktomyroots Madie and I woke up Monday morning really wanting to go for a run to the Copenhagen zoo, unfortunately it was pouring rain outside! This day was probably the worst weather we had and quite frankly the weather was not all too bad until now. So instead of going running we did a few circuit exercises and ran the stairs of our apartment building, I'm pretty sure we got more of an ab workout laughing through it all than actually doing any crunches or sit ups. After getting ready we headed over to see the Amalienborg Palace which is the Royal Danish family's winter home. The palace wasn't open for tours or visitors because a member of the royal family is currently staying there - we could tell that by the flags that were up! The guards were present though and in typical American tourist fashion, Madie and I had a fun time trying to make them laugh. We made sure to stop by Hans Christian Andersen's statue of the The Little Mermaid - one of the most iconic Copenhagen tourist sites. Even though everyone warned me a million times over that the statue was small and not at all like the Statue of Liberty, I thought The Little Mermaid statue was absolutely breathtaking. She was so poised and elegant. Maybe I love her so much because my parents gave me a tiny replica of her when I was little as a memoir from their trip here together? Either way, she's gorgeous and I highly recommend everyone go to Copenhagen and see her. Following our visit to see The Little Mermaid statue, my parents, Madie and I headed over back to Nyvhan to jump on a canal tour. I love canal tours and we had an awesome time learning more about the waterfronts of Copenhagen. After Madie and I did our final bit of shopping, a last visit to Joe and the Juice, we grabbed dinner at an Irish pub and then headed over to the LDS Institute Building to go to FHE with the Copenhagen LDS singles. It was a bit of a random decision to go to FHE in Copenhagen but we are so so happy we did. We were able to meet and make some new friends. I love having international ties and especially within the church I feel you have the opportunity to truly click with people. The rest of the night was spent packing up, eating gummys and chocolate from the Candy Megastore and trying to deny the fact that we had to leave the next morning. Copenhagen, you have stolen my heart and you know what? You can keep it too. xx, m. P.S My mom went to Denmark for the first time with her mom when she was in college. It was really fun to be able to recreate the same photo she took with her mother in front of The Little Mermaid statue. Guess I will have to take my daughter there again someday!