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My Danish Heritage

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Hi Spark friends! I know it's been a while, but I've been in Denmark for a while (with my sister and first cousin also) to not only see the sights, but to also visit 3 of my dad's living cousins and their families. I didn't have much access to any computer. It was great meeting everyone for the first time! And not only did we do a lot of walking around but we ate more healthy such as fresh meats and produce. Well.....okay, maybe some decadent Danish pastries and desserts here and there and truth be told.....yum! But I still managed to lose 10 pounds while over there.
Here are some of very many pictures I took:

These are some of the 270 plus pictures I took! Denmark is broken up into islands off the mainland of the Jutland Peninsula; we stayed at the summer home of a family member on Zealand Island a few blocks from the North Sea in a town called Liseleje and also stayed in Roskilde near the Roskilde Fjord. Then a few days before returning, we visited the City of Copenhagen. Fun, fun, fun!! Oh! before I forget! Besides walking, driving, and the public transit, one of the main modes of transits among the Danes is cycling! There are specific bike paths that are between the sidewalks and roadways. We didn't get the chance to rent bikes this go-round, but next time we visit, that will be the first on my list!

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DDOORN 12/10/2013 1:35PM

    Oooh! JEALOUS! :-)

My son is heading to Denmark in January and can't wait to see it. Of course he and I have been talking a LOT about how cyclo-centric Denmark is. Someday I'd love to do both Denmark and Netherlands for that reason! :-)

Kudos to having such a special time AND dropping some pounds too!

Don grandmother immigrated from Denmark so there's heritage there for me as well as Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Ireland...European melting pot that I!

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BRENDY_28 12/10/2013 6:30AM

    Wow, your picture looks great! And you truly look like you're having so much fun! Enjoy!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/8/2013 4:29PM

  I really enjoyed reading this and seeing you.

What a wonderful trip.

Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 12/7/2013 9:47PM

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A_SIZE6 12/7/2013 1:00PM

    Glad you got to see some of your heritage . In 1996 I got to go to Munich Germany and Belarus. I have part German on both sides of my family and some Russian. seeing part of my heritage was awesome

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JUNEAU2010 12/7/2013 12:33PM

    I would dearly love to do that! I'm a little bit of everything, but mostly Norwegian. Thanks for sharing pictures!

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MCCC75 12/7/2013 12:18PM

    Thanks so much for the pictures! I have never been there but my very best friend was Danish. She moved to the US in her early twenties so lived a long time here in the US. I loved her dearly. I miss her very much as she passed away a couple of years ago. She always trimmed her Christmas Tree with little Danish flags and spoke Danish all the time. Her mother still lives in Denmark and I felt I was a little Danish for all the stories she told me over the years. She was a wonderful person and loved her heritage.

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PROUDNM1987 12/7/2013 12:16PM

    How exciting and it looks beautiful there!! Welcome back!

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