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Curtis in the World: Vesterhavet, Harboøre, Denmark

“I honestly have never seen so many flowers in my entire life!” I yelled back at my mother-in-law in German as we peddled our bikes through the Danish countryside. Every type of brightly colored flower imaginable surrounded us and we stopped often on that slightly paved-dirt trail to enjoy the sight. I had been in Denmark for six days and every part of the country seemed to be majestic and tranquil. Of course, being lost in a forest of brightly colored tulips was not exactly my idea of a vacation, but it was growing on me (no pun intended). Gradually, as we made our way further up the hills, I realized that towing my daughter Yana in her little “princess” carrier was starting to tire me out.

“I seriously need to take a break, and Yana we are going to stop feeding you,” I screamed through the wind. I turned and looked back at Yana with a soft expression on my face (who was now pouting and glaring at me) to make sure she knew I was only joking.

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When we finally reached our vacation home — a beautifully built traditional Danish home on the beach — I quickly put my bike in park and helped Yana out of her princess carrier. Then Yana challenged me to a foot race and we ran to the beach together with my wife Julia and the rest of her family trying to catch up. It was late in the afternoon, but the sky was still blue with an occasional cluster of clouds roaming the sky. Yana and I sat down and tried to find a suitable place to make a sandcastle. About 30 minutes later (Yana is very specific when she chooses a location, so it took some time) we set about attempting to build the world’s largest sandcastle with a kitchen, a princess room, and a playground because, according to Yana, those things were the most important.

Denmark was a home away from home. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to meditate, hike through nature, or catch up on your favorite book — Denmark is the place to go.

Curtis Albers is a former abused foster care child survivor turned Army Ranger. He enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, astronomy and generally enjoys interacting with other human beings who are just as optimistic, interesting, creative and passionate as him.

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Susan B
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It’s fun going on your travels with you and your family, Curtis. Your daughter sounds like a very determined young lady. Good luck with that. I raised my own. lol The pictures are wonderful. Keep the stories and pix coming while I become an “armchair traveler” alongside you. 🙂

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JoniS

I love travels with Curtis and family. I have enjoyed these stories. Your daughter seems quite sure of herself and I bet maybe a bit precocious. I love it. Of course it takes awhile to find the perfect spot to build a sandcastle. Location, location, location!!! I want a picture of the princess carrier. I may need one. On occasion, I might have the need to feel like a princess. Hah Hah.. The pictures are beautiful!

GsGirl
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GsGirl

You are always a princess…Texas style!!!

GsGirl
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GsGirl

My grandmother swam naked, in her 70’s, in her native land of Denmark, in the ocean! It was her first visit to visit to meet family that had been ‘left behind’, as her young mother emigrated to America. On the way to this New Land, in the late 1800’s, the ship sank, yet,, my great grandparents survived. Their son, Peter, was left in Denmark, to be raised by family. My grandmother went to Denmark to meet him. They have all sense passed on. My family settled in South Dakota, then on to Oregon. Their name changed from Pederson to Klith.… Read more »

Mic-Mac
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Mic-Mac

GsGirl, welcome to THE FREQ

GsGirl
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GsGirl

Thank you! It was such a gift to speak with you!!! I love your New England voice. I am happy to be here, and reconnect with Old Friends. Happy New Year!!!

georgehand
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Half way through the first paragraph I had to stop and start over again because I realized this is some good writing and I wanted to readdress it with a different level of attention.
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GsGirl
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GsGirl

It tickles me silly, that you comment on a writing about Denmark, when you referenced the location on a previous article on a Black Sight! My grandmother would have loved you…God Is!!!

Mic-Mac
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Mic-Mac

Visiting Denmark has been added to my bucket list. Wonderful article.

Mason
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Mason

A kitchen, princess room, and playground are indeed the most important things in a house. Thanks for letting us tag along.

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