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No car, but we are at home most of the time

May 24, 2014

IMAG2250 We have never learned to drive a car and now it is too late to learn it, or perhaps to be more honest, we actually don’t need to drive when we are can walk or take the bike up to town (=read small village with a train stop). Many people asks us how we can live so far away from all things ! well, as long as we are at good health it works fine. Even when we have garbage for the recycle station, we pack our bike, IMAG2244 and go for a nice ride to the recycle station IMAG2246 and if we wish to go to Struer, Århus, Copenhagen or San Francisco, it is just a matter of walking 25 minutes or biking 10 minutes and have a seat on the train and sit back and relax ! We might reconsider the whole situation if our legs and arms begin to become weak, but by gardening we keep our body in good shape, so hopefully we will be here many years ahead IMAG2251 and enjoy the sea IMAG2205

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  1. May 24, 2014 3:50 pm

    How wonderful it sounds to me! A gift that you were introduced early to such a lifestyle. In the U.S. I never learned any other way by to use a vehicle. My family of origin moved every few years across the nation, one side to the other, by car. I enjoyed driving but the older I get, the more I would like to simplify my life, & let go of dependence on a vehicle.

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    • bibprofessor permalink*
      May 24, 2014 4:22 pm

      thanks a lot Curtiss Ann, to be honest, it is more a kind of never made it than a deliberately choice of not getting a drive license and people around here find us a little bit odd and funny; most Danes are driving, but on the other hand, bicycling and public transportation clearly plays a bigger role here than in the States, but even there we have been traveling around with Amtrak, but I can understand if it is not easy if you have been used to it and / or live out in the countryside.

  2. May 26, 2014 8:12 am

    And, you know I know exactly what you’re talking about. Back in New Orleans with no car and no television…no one knows what to do with me. But, fortunately I can bike, bus, and in a pinch friends will give me a lift if the weather is bad or I’m in need of something that is too difficult to carry on my bike or on the bus. It is a wonderful life…that I began in France, carried to New Orleans in 2012, and plan to be experiencing in St. Louis this fall. Kindred spirits…Love to you and Bodil-Laury and Sammie Cat

    • bibprofessor permalink*
      May 26, 2014 5:15 pm

      yes, Laury, it is really funny how you can make a better life without some of the most widespread things in modern life like television (we have a screen in case something important should come on TV, still not been the case :), and a car, you just have to discover it ! love frm Bodil and Niels

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