Simon Gets Married!
Trip Start May 11, 2005
320Trip End Ongoing
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We arrived in Horsens 8 hours later and decided to camp due to the fact that everything in Denmarks was typical European prices if not a little more. The next morning we met Simon and his new wife Jessica for breakfast
We went for a mini pub crawl with Simon parents and actually met a lot of local Danish bar patrons. The Danish have to be the nicest people I have met in my travels. Every bar we went into we met another interesting, easy-to-talk-to local and 90% of the time they would buy us a drink (drinks in Denmark are not cheap!)
Jess & Simonīs wedding party consisted of Chelise, Me, his parents and 2 ladies we met at one of the bars and Jess invited them to the wedding! Once again an example of how cool the Danish are. The 2 ladies from the bar showed up on time (before us) with flowers, card and a digital video camera so they could record the wedding and give Simon and Jess the DVD. I was truly impressed with the generous nature of the Danes! The ceremony was as follows:
Are You Simon Leighton...Are you Jessica James....Do you take...? Do you take...? You are now man and wife.....It happened so fast I did not even have time to turn on my camera! The photo taking took longer than the ceremony! After they got married we threw some rice on them and then headed out to have a post-wedding lunch at Horsens Yacht Club! It was beautifully sunny and Simonīs parents shouted us all lunch (thanks Alan and )!
We spent the rest of the day sitting in the sun drinking cocktails and basking in the newlywedsī presence. The next morning Chelise and I drove 10 hours to Garmisch - almost the entire length of Germany!