Today was an incredible day… it started with Thomas calling me at 7:30 in the morning. I was still sleeping at that point, so when he started talking about us having breakfast at 8:00 I didn’t really understand him. But when he said that it was at my place and that we would be doing a bit of a tour afterwards, then I knew that I was in for a bachelor party. “Uh-oh”, I thought… I hope they wont do anything bad to me :-)
They showed up half an hour later, the whole gang was there: Mikkel, Lars, Anders, and Svend. We had breakfast and wouldn’t tell me anything about what was going to happen, at this point I was getting quite curious and a bit nervous.
We drove into Aarhus and the first appointment was at 10:00 in Vestergade 45. What lies there, you wonder… a yoga school! “Cool, this is something new!”, I thought, and so it was. We spend an hour doing exercises and it felt really good. It might have been because he was giving us an easy program, for we spend quite a bit of time lying on the floor relaxing. Easy or not, it was a great idea!
We then had a soda/beer at a cafe and continued to the train station. To my surprise the day included a train trip to someplace which they didn’t want to tell me. The place turned out to be Silkeborg, a nice town situated between a couple of beautiful lakes and a city which I had never visited before. We had a nice lunch at Jensens Bøfhus.
After the lunch we walked for a bit and ended up at a bowling alley. I like bowling even though I’m not particular good at it, so it was a good surprise. We had time for one and a half games and I didn’t win or loose either of them — instead I had a lot of fun.
When I thought that we were done at the bowling alley and heading for the door, the guys had another surprise up their collective arms: the place also had a laser game arena… I’ve played laser game before and it’s an intense experience with lots of adrenalin, loud music, and fun. It is also physically demanding and I was completely wasted 20 minutes later when we were done. We then went home, this time for real :-)
Going back to the train we missed the bus and had to walk at a fast pace all the way to catch the train. We reached the station at 17:55 with the train scheduled for 17:56. The train turned up six minutes late, so Thomas and Anders had time to run to the shop and buy some much needed sodas. The weather was stunning all day, so we really needed the refreshments.
Back in Aarhus we went to Chinese restaurant called Restaurent Lotus. I had never been there before, but Thomas had so he could explain their buffet system. The idea was that you picked whatever raw meet (chicken, beef, bacon, deer, kangaroo, and a couple more) and vegetables you wanted and then brought it to a chef who would then quickly fried it in a wok and gave it back to you, mixing it with a sauce of your choice. It was really cool that you could mix and match things like that and the food tasted great.
The restaurant was the last point on the schedule and afterwards we sat a bit on a lawn relaxing in the yoga positions we had learned earlier :-) It had been a really long day for me (and even longer for the guys who went to the bakery before spending half an hour in a bus to reach me). So we decided to call it a day and head home.
All in all this was an amazing day. I was super surprised that they had planned so much for me and I think we all had a great time. I was also very happy that they didn’t had any scary plans for me. The only thing they wanted was for me to wear an ugly yellow tie and to carry a cute parrot-doll along with me the entire day. I happily did both things! :-) Thanks for a day to remember!