Wow, what a day!!!
Daddy and I woke up because grandpa Russ called us and said:
"Where are you guys? Everyone is downstairs waiting in the lobby for you!!"
We had slept in!! Oops!! The time change still is hard for us!!
We rushed to get ready, ate a Danish for breakfast and we were off on our daily adventure.
The island of Bornholm is beautiful. Colorful houses, green green grass all
surrounded by the Baltic sea. It's pretty gorgeous!
Daddy and I keep saying how we can't wait to bring you guys here with us!
We drove in the car with Uncle Mark and Aunt Sarah and followed the rest of the group to a little chapel called Boldiskirke. This is where Peter Nielson was Christened as a infant in 1824.
We discovered that the Nielson family (which originally were NIELSEN}
attended that very same church for nearly 700 years!!!
Stories about his life, his conversion, and his family. It was a very neat experience for all of us-
but especially daddy. He was very emotional- this is very special for him because this is his blood.
Outside of the chapel was a little cemetery and a lot of dead people with names like Gilbord and Jens.
After we went into Nexø-(small little town) and had lunch. We went to another small side street bakery and had delicious fresh pastries.
I am still on the lookout for a special something for each of you!
It was FREEZING! Daddy said the water was probably 38 degrees! But I brought my long swimming suit and it wasn't so bad. In fact, we had so much fun we got in the water a few times.
I pretended I was The Little Mermaid and daddy was Eric. Just kidding.
We again talked about our big plans of bringing you out with us and enjoying the sites of your amazing history and ancestors.
I love you guys so very much, and miss you terribly!!!
PS: Jane: daddy gathered two large bags of Baltic Sea sand. It is the coolest sand you will ever see. It is super duper fine and white. Its beautiful! We are going to search for some cool little jars here and put the sand in them for each of you. You can also take some for your teacher, because I know she collects sand from all over the world.