These are the same two sons who did not speak a civil word to each other until they were both out of high school. As an only child, I was unfamiliar with the ways of siblings: is this typical?
Anyway, the two of them have been planning this trip for a year. This weekend they will attend the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival near Hamburg, Germany. In preparation Elder Son’s girlfriend gave him an appropriate Christmas present last winter: a book about Swedish Death Metal. (“Swedish death metal”? Who knew?) Anyway, ES flew from Albuquerque to Salt Lake City to Copenhagen last weekend. Younger Son flew to Amsterdam a day or so later, whereupon his flight to Copenhagen was canceled and Scandinavian Airlines comped him a room at the VestingHotel, which he says is the cutest hotel he has stayed at in years.
Here, judge for yourself (if you have your sound on you can hear the *singing* lock on the door):
I just discovered that Younger Son is so far away that his shared location no longer shows up on my Google Maps ::sob:: Oh, well, he is in nearly constant touch with Messenger. And Elder Son posts often on Facebook, complete with photos.
[aside] Isn’t the Internet amazing sometimes? [/aside]