International Adventure Grandma

Dear Liza,

Since you moved to Denmark, I have been studying about your new country so I can feel like I am visiting you. Denmark is a lot smaller than the United States. It is even smaller than the state of Oregon, where I live.

Don’t get me wrong. I really, really, like that Denmark is small. It is like Peter Pan’s Neverland, so it is never too far from one adventure to another.

The story is about an imaginary YOU and an imaginary ME traveling around Denmark, from Copenhagen to Horsens. The current title is “International Adventure Grandma”.

I have looked at a bunch of maps and websites, and have followed streets and bike paths with Googlemaps. I have found fun things to do and gotten us involved in interesting disasters.

And after four months of working away and lots of help from friends and family, I felt almost ready to share. But something was missing. It needed pictures.

I am not an illustrator, but have decided to do the pictures myself and learn as I go along. Here are some very rough ideas. I haven’t even decided if the pictures will be water colored, colored pencils, collages, or some other media. I am still learning.

But I promise it will be done by the time we visit in the spring!!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

3 thoughts on “International Adventure Grandma”

  1. Hi Jude, I’m so excited to hear about your upcoming visit to Denmark and see your first thoughts of pictures for your International Adventure Grandma book.  I love the title!   I hope to visit Denmark again one day.  I still remember the thick slice of soft bread with butter and a slice of cheese for breakfast most days.   Glad we’re finally getting some rain in southern CA this week.   💕 Elaine

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


    1. Hi Jill!
      Thanks for your comment, and for reading the blog. Nice to know we older ladies still have a lot to learn! Happy new year and stay well.

      Sent from my iPad


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