Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rejse til Nordjylland, "Land af Nørgaard" ... Journey to North Jutland, "Land of Nørgaard"

I søndags, rejste fire Nørgaards og en hund til Nordjylland for at besøge Thomas søskende og at vise den nyest Nørgaard andet område i Danmark. Dette er en ekstra speciel område fordi det er hvor min svigerfar og alle Nørgaards kom fra. Det var en dejlig dag og Albert og jeg nød hver kilometer vi rejste og hver "Nørgaard family medlem" vi mødte! Jeg følte velkommende ind familien igen og igen, plus det var så sjov at se min svigerfar med hans søstre, fordi han er deres "lille bror"!! Hver gang vi rejser til et nyt område i Danmark, er jeg forbløffende hvor forskelligt hvert område er! Jeg lærer mere og mere som Danmark er et lillet land i størrelse, men KUN i størrelse! Det har et sprog med 63 dialekter (Har du sympati for mig endnu?!) og mange enestående områder igennem landet. Her er billeder fra vores rejse igennem Nordjylland....

On Sunday four Nørgaards and one dog traveled to Northern Jutland to visit Thomas´ siblings and to show the newest Nørgaard another region in Denmark. This is an extra special region because it is where my father-in-law and all the Nørgaards came from. It was a wonderful day and Albert and I enjoyed every kilometer we traveled and every "Nørgaard" we met! I felt welcomed into the family again and again, plus it was so fun to watch my father-in-law with his sisters because he is their "little brother"!! I am learning more and more that Danmark is a little country in size, but ONLY in size! It has a language with 63 dialects (Do you have sympathy for me yet?!) og many unique regions throughout the country. Here are some pictures from our journey through North Jutland....

Vi venter at krydse Limfjorden (størrest fjord i Danmark hvilken løber fra den Nord Hav til den Kattegat Hav) til et træt skib kører igennem broen, så broen kan gøre lavere.

We wait to cross the Limfjord (the largest fjord in Denmark which flows from the North Sea to the Kattegat Sea) until a wooden ship passes under the bridge, so the bridge can be lowered.



Vi besøgte Mads tante i Fjerritslev.
We visited Mads´ aunt in Fjerritslev.


Alberts først opleve med sand til den Nord Hav og stranden. Han ELSKEDE at løbe på sandet!
Albert´s first experience with sand at the North Sea and the beach. He LOVED to run on the sand!




En ørns rede langs med vejen.
An eagle´s nest along the road.

I Aabybro, møder jeg Mads dejlig tante Ruth, som hans gudmor.
In Aabybro I meet Mads´ precious aunt Ruth, who is his godmother.



Vi har kaffe og kage med den ældest Nørgaard søskende, Alice, som, jeg kan se, har en speciel plads i hendes hjerte til Thomas.

We have coffee and cake with the oldest Nørgaard sibling, Alice, who, I can see, has a special place in her heart for Thomas.


Vi besøgte kirkegaard hvor Mads bedsteforældre ligger...Nørgaards og Thellufsens. Nu, har hver drenge i vores familie har "Thellufsen" som hans midten navn.

We visited the cemetary where Mads´ grandparents are buried....Nørgaards and Thellufsens. Now, every boy in our family has the name "Thellufsen" as his middle name.



En Viking grav langs med vejen i Nordjylland. (Du kender den er en "Vikings grav" fordi den er en bakke på en bakke.)
A Viking grave along the road in North Jutland. (You know it is a "Viking´s grave" because it is a hill on a hill.)

Albert hjælper Mads at køre tilbage til Herning imens jeg har en engelsk lektie med Thomas og Taimi.
Albert helps Mads drive back to Herning while I have an English lesson with Thomas and Taimi.

6 comments:

Jakino...the Desert Rose said...

Love the pic of the two drivers!! Too cute.

But I do have a question...How the heck did Mads get so tall. He is a complete giant next to the rest of his family!! Wait. I mean he is Viking sized next to the rest of his family!!

:)
Miss ya!

Bluefish said...

I never seen a Viking grave before, it's quite interesting.

Mom said...

Mads' godmother is so short....about as tall as MoMo -she is really cute.

nettielouise said...

I think Albert has been hanging out with Toonces the driving cat a bit too often!

journeyinfinite said...

Beautiful pics! Everyone looks great!

Aww..Albert! I want to pet that little curly head so much!

Nichole said...

What a great way to spend a Sunday! It must have been extra special for Mads to make this journey this time with you to show you some of his family history and "show you off" to some other family members. :)What cities where you in up there? We spent some time on the coast of the North sea by the Limfjord several years ago and thought it was just lovely!