One sort of neat story came out of today - one that I have to say, "Holy Cow! Technology is amazing"! While David travels, we talk regularly on Skype. David does, however, have a German cell phone that he can use while in Germany. In order to conserve spending Euros on pre-paid minutes, David will call me & ring twice and hang up when he has a moment to talk but is away from the computer. When I see on caller ID that David called, I in turn call him back as our international calling fees are reasonable.
Like I said, David is in Germany. He is staying in and having meetings in Hamburg but also commuting daily to Husum, Germany for a trade show. Husum is in northern Germany near the border of Denmark. David being David (and why I love traveling with him...so jealous that I couldn't be there!) decided that after his work obligations he was going to drive to Denmark for dinner - just because. And so that is what he did. He and a guy that he is traveling with headed off to Denmark before heading back to Hamburg.
David called me after he crossed into Padborg, Denmark. Come to find out, David and his travel partner didn't see much in terms of restaurants in Padborg. By this point in time, 7:30 pm Denmark (1:30pm EST) the guys were starving and just wanted to eat. They were tempted to stop for pizza because they were just ravenous. WHAT?!?!? You *can't* drive to Denmark for dinner and then just stop for a pizza!!!! Quickly, I grabbed my laptop, asked the guys where they were and Googled up their location. Yep, there really didn't seem to be much. Luckily, I found a place that was a little off the beaten path but not far from where they were. I pulled up Google maps and the guys talked through describing to me where there were so I could pinpoint their location on a map. Too cool!! So here I was in New York, giving driving instructions for a restaurant to David and his travel partner, Dan, in Denmark!
|Much better than pizza|
|The other day - Polly enjoying a beer at the Husum Brauhaus|