January 14, 2017
This Saturday Cary and I were still feeling a little sniffly, so we held off on winter sports-tivities, and opted to do some cross country flying instead. It's only 2 hours by air to our favorite summer surf spot, Manzanita, so we flew down for some lunch at Bread and Ocean and a walk along the beach. On our way down, it was super cool to see aerial views of Oswald west, Canon Beach, and many of the other spots we've road tripped to.
January 2, 2017
For the grand finale of our euro-tour, we took a flight a few hours north to Copenhagen. We enjoyed soaking in the cozy vibes in the Nyhaven harbor area, eating lots of hot dogs with pickled toppings, and visting a historic viking site with 1,200 year old ships on display. We stayed through New Year's, and were so glad we did. Most places in Europe have no fireworks laws for the event, and it was absolute (but exciting) chaos in the city. Walking through the streets to get to the main square felt a little bit like being in World War II, and you had to be super careful you didn't walk into bottle rockets being set off at every street corner, but I would definitely go back to experience that level of citywide excitement.
December 29, 2016
From our home base in Rotterdam, we took a quick jaunt (20 minutes by car + tiny ferry) southeast to the adorable town of Kinderdijk to see windmills from the 1700's still in action. A few of them have been turned into museums that you can walk around, but most are still owned and operated by families in the area.