Saturday, January 23, 2010

Selv om vi har sne.... Although we have snow...

udendørs aktivitet i Herning er ikke blevet mindre.....
outdoor activity in Herning has not slowed down.....

Mennesker går og cykler stadig på arbejde, købmand og skolen.... Fordi så snart vi stå op og ser sneen på jorden, fjerner kommunen sneen væk fra cykelstierne og gaderne. Jeg var meget overrasket den første gang jeg så kommunemedarbejder ryder cykelstierne så alle kunne cykler til deres sted hver morgen!

People still walk and ride to work, the grocery store, and school.... Because as soon as we get up and see snow on the ground, the county has workers removing snow from the bike paths and the roads. I was shocked the first time I saw those workers clearing snow from the bike paths so everyone could still bike to work each morning!

Under vinteren vil jeg meget gerne bliver indendørs og gå aldrig udendørs. Men i Danmark, går alle dagligt udendørs med deres barnevogn, hund og for at få frisk luft! Når vi har temperatur som er ned fryserpunkt i Texas, går vi ikke udendørs..... Måske det at sove udendørs i barnevogn da de var børn hjælper danskerne til at blive stærke om vinteren? Jeg ved det ikke..... Jeg har min "ski jakke" og "vinter strømper" under min bukser lige for at gå med Albert, og jeg fryser stadig!

During winter I would much rather stay inside and never go out! But in Denmark everyone still goes on daily walks with their prams, dogs and just to have some fresh air! When we have temps below freezing in Texas, we stay in ..... Maybe all those years of sleeping outdoors in the pram when they were babies help the Danes to be better prepared for the winter temps?? I don't know... I just know that when I go out with Albert, I have on a ski jacket and have to wear leggings under my jeans, and I am STILL COLD!





5 comments:

LadyFi said...

Hey - I think I spotted some sun!

Love these pics... we can't stay indoors in Scandinavia just because of the cold, otherwise we'd only be outside for a couple of months a year... ;-)

Corinne said...

The Norwegians have a saying: There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. And they say it ALL THE TIME. But it's so true, when it was -25C here a few weeks ago people were still going out and about--walking on the ice on the fjords! And that's cold!!

Amy said...

Kelli, Americans rarely go out- even in the summer. I keep telling people how when we were there in the summer, with warm temps, you didn't see anyone out around my dad's place...it was weird....I think it feels good to come outside after sitting in a warm house or building...it's refreshing!! And Corinne is right, the only thing keeping you from enjoying being outside is the right clothing-so go shopping!!

May said...

I don't know if it's early conditioning or the good clothes and boots I'm wearing (Fjällräven, Caterpillar), but I'm honestly not cold when I take out Lia - on the contrary, sometimes I have to pull down my hat and unzip my coat because I get too warm. :)

tina said...

Ok, you should not be wearing jeans - you will definately freeze, unless they are fleece lined (check out LL Bean). And also wear an undershirt or camisole made of silk and you will be nice and toasty! It has to be silk or won't work.
Tina