Bobbi Wendorff

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Bobbi Wendorff




North America » United States July 6th 2021

Typical travel day. We woke early to catch the train to the airport, shopping breakfast so full from the prior day. At the airport, we had a bit of confusion trying to check in as the AA desk was mixed in with another airline and had only a simple rollout stand to support people. I kept getting directed to a kiosk that didn't work. Eventually got them to help allowing me to sign the form stating we had valid Covid tests before getting a boarding pass. Through security, we headed to the gate hoping to make it to the agent to get a "T" for transfer added to our standby level due to our flight in the other day. This would put us at the top of the standby list increasing our odds of getting in ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam July 5th 2021

As agreed upon, we slept in to take the later flight back to Amsterdam. My body had other plans. It was up ready to go by 7 per usual. I did my best to stay quiet and let Alex sleep. By 8am, I realized this muddy be what my dog feels like when she wakes up at 5:30 or 6 and I don't get out of bed until 6:40. I lost my patience at 8 so got up to get ready and pack for the day. Of course that woke Alex up, so we for to go down for breakfast earlier than planned. Part of the reason that I was okay pushing back the flight was my excitement to eat breakfast at the hotel again. There were some options that I was not hungry enough to ... read more
De Haven van Texel for lunch
Original  Pancakes's Poffertjies
Late dinner at New King Traditional Mandarin restaurant

Europe » Denmark July 4th 2021

Some how my normal body alarm still worked in a different time zone. Despite the late into the night honking and cheering as a result of the Denmark soccer game win, I was wide awake at 7am. It took Alex about another hour to stir so I did some online research for what we would do today. Once Alex was up and we both were showered, we headed down to the lobby for a pleasant breakfast. The hotel had a fun mix of fresh fruits, pastries, hot foods, and cold meats & cheeses. With the beautiful temperature outside, we ate it on their back patio. After a quick trip back to the room for our items and to fill our water bottles, we took off to explore. I snagged us some day metro passes to shuttled ... read more
Kastellet inner path
Rosenborg Castle
Botanical Garden (Botanisk Have)

Europe » Denmark July 3rd 2021

Unfortunately our flight left Dallas late putting us in to Amsterdam an hour and a half later than planned and put us at risk of missing the connection to Copenhagen unless it was delayed. I made sure we were packed and moving as soon as that aircraft door opened. We were lucky in that the AMS airport didn't dump you into a customs hall immediately after deplaning so we power walked our way across the airport. We may not have been the absolute worst gate pair connection in the airport but it was close. We went from the far end of G through the mall of an airport through a respectably short customs queue to the departure gate at the far end of D. It was at a minimum a mile walk. Glistening we rushed up ... read more
Denmark Bicycles
Canal
Churros & ice cream

Europe » Denmark July 2nd 2021

I blame this whole trip on a mixture of Covid 19 and one of the AA Cargo Directors. Despite working for American Airlines for 3 years already, Alex and I have done limited international travel despite that being what we were both most excited to use or flight benefits for. COVID resulted in our London-Ireland trip being cancelled in April 2020 as well as our Japan trip in April 2021. Needless to say, the itch to travel was very real by this June so I kept one ear open for a chance to go ANYWHERE international. Then luck would have it, two weeks before the 4th of July weekend I heard from a voice passing by my desk at work that Amsterdam was on the "Best Bets" list. The country would be opening up to US ... read more

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona March 23rd 2019

Although we were exhausted, both Alex and I found ourselves awake at 1 am sweating and unable to sleep. After a bit of flailing about the room in the dark with a phone flashlight we found the thermostat and put the air on. It did such a good job of cooling down the room neither of us wanted to get out from under the covers. Finally around 9:45 we drug our butts out and down to breakfast. Hilton offered a fantastic blend of local and US type breakfast foods. We both had huge plates of fruit. I rounded out my course with two churros and chocolate. While Alex went a more health conscious route. Energized, we snagged our stuff from the room and headed out. First stop off the day, Segrada Familia was a couple metro ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Catalonia March 22nd 2019

While Alex slept like a snoring log, I was to excited about the Palace Real to and woke every two hours. Finally at 8 am I got up to shower waking, somewhat, Alex. We then went to a nearby Chocolatria so I could have churros and hot chocolate for breakfast. Yummy! May become my new favorite. Alex only had a bite, he seemed to have caught a stomach virus... Guess someone has to get it every trip. Returning to the hotel, we packed up then dropped off our luggage prior to heading to Catedral de la Almundena for a revisit. This time we were able to walk the church and see the amazing art, status, and stained glass. Amazing that it took from 1882 to 1993 to finish the place. Next door we headed to the ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid March 21st 2019

In Spain, we passed through a very quick and painless Customs process and were cleared to enter Spain! A couple change over on the train later and we were downtown! We made it to the Airbnb address 10 minutes early. Despite our attempt, it appeared we would have to wait for the prescribed 9am check-in time. 9 AM came and went with multiple trips in and out of the building thanks to tenants trying to figure out how to meet up with our host. At 9:30 we hunted down a Starbucks for WiFi, which unfortunately want free so we grabbed a couple of teas to get the password. I wrote a note to the host. Fifteen minutes later we have up and told him we were canceling and going elsewhere. A Google search later we were ... read more
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Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid March 20th 2019

Before our trip could begin, unfortunately I had too much to do at work so it meant both Alex and I rising early for a ride to work for me and errands for him. Of course I had very little time to get what I wanted to done, including printing off prepaid tickets for some of the trip activities and getting our seats changed for the second and longest flight so we could sit together. Alex was supposed to be at the office at 10:30/10:45 to pick me up. Due to Wells Fargo not carrying any foreign currency, he arrived early at 10:20 instead. Kick off a flustered Bobbi who was in the middle of printing off the tickets on a very slow system and hadn't gotten to change seats yet. In a rush, I shut ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cancun January 12th 2017

Up early, of course, on our last day in Cancun to go get breakfast before heading to the airport. The buffet had an amazing looking crepe station, but I was so afraid of what that would do to my stomach I passed it up. Shucks! We grabbed our bags from our room and went to the front desk to check out. A quick taxi ride and we were at the airport. I was so early getting us there, the Spirit desk wasn't even open yet - woops! Oh well, 30 minutes later we were in line, getting checked in. I am so excited we learned about the military discount for baggage - they didn't even care it was a little overweight. After a very short TSA line, we were in the gate area which was filled ... read more




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