We’re back from our whirlwind tour back in the US for Thomas’s graduation. We spent the first few days in the Twin Cities basically eating all the food we’d missed while in Denmark. (By “we,” I mostly mean me.) Bases covered included Mexican, garlic mashed potato pizza, and a real cheese burger from the drive-in (stop putting cucumbers on my burger, Denmark!). After eating too much and ingesting ridiculous amounts of high fructose corn syrup, we left Minnesota for Chicago to attend Thomas’s graduation from Northwestern. I thought it might be a fun road trip because we haven’t really been in a car for any amount of time since arriving in Denmark, but it was just as boring as I remember. We did stop at the Mars Cheese Castle.
While in Chicago, or more accurately Evanston, we were able to visit with some of Thomas’s grad school friends before attending his hooding ceremony on Thursday. Doesn’t he look great in his fru fru outfit! Go Dr. Leeper!
In all seriousness, it was really nice to be able to celebrate his momentous achievement because he has worked so hard the past few years. He’s always been an extraordinary thinker and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of listening to his extraordinary ideas. No pressure.
We drove back to Minneapolis just in time to get caught in a thunderstorm with 60mph winds. Good timing. After driving through this armageddon, I got to visit two of the most lovely ladies I know, which included wandering around downtown Excelsior. It was great to be able to see a lot of people we’d been missing, but I don’t think we saw everyone we would have liked to, which is okay because we’ll be back soon! (sorta, if December is soon).
Since we’ve been back, things have been pretty low key since everyone in the country has left for vacation. Except for these guys.
I also went on a photo shoot with a photographer here in Aarhus because I’m one of 14 expats to be featured in a publication put out by the International Community. More about that later!
Coming up: A post about the tall ships that were here in Aarhus over the 4th of July weekend!