Saturday, July 6, 2013

Coming home

The trip was cut short by a week after I had an accident on a bus in Copenhagen.  I spent 5 days in the hospital while trying to heal and make arrangements with our insurance to bring us home.  We did travel home first class, which made things a little better for both of us.  Pictured here is the Copenhagen airport with tall ceilings and things very grand and sleek, but not ornamental at all.

The security here was very low key.  We were not searched or insulted or made to feel ill-at-ease at all.  It was a very nice experience in a wheelchair (if you don't count the pain when having to move).

 Because of our first class status, we were taken directly to the SAS first class waiting room, where there was a huge smorgasbord, free for all first class passengers.  The picture shows a variety of things we could choose from--all delicious.  Here you can see meatballs, potato, lox, sausage, lemon and bread.
After managing to get into the plane and the seat, we were treated royally.  The seats tilted back all the way and were very comfortable.  The trip began with a special before-dinner drink, which we chose with cranberry juice and sparkling water.  Next came the warm wash clothes.  Then a five-course meal with sandwiches and other appetizers, salad, main dish choices with hot rolls, dessert choice.  Everything was delicious, and they continued throughout the flight to offer cookies and candies and drinks--none of which I could stuff myself with any more. 

  Below is a shot from the airplane high above Denmark soon after leaving Copenhagen to return home.  Our stop in Chicago and trip home to SNA was a very different story, but we got home safe and sound.  After that, recovery took about 10-12 weeks with the help of my wonderful children and ward members.  I was able to return to school about 4 weeks after I came home.  Now as I write this, it is four months since the accident and I feel completely healed.  It was a good trip, with some major complications.

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