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AN ARTICLE ABOUT SEEKING A NEW LIFE: THE EARLIEST EUROPEANS OUR VIKING COLONIST BY LARS-OLE MORTENSEN

THE FIRST EUROPEANS SEEKING
A BETTER LIFE IN A BETTER LAND AMERICA
By Lars-Ole Mortensen

Scandinavians, thrust out to sea by the inhospitable nature of their rugged peninsula, became the greatest voyagers of the Dark Age. In the 9th century, the Scandinavians pushed the Irish out of Iceland and made that island their base for voyages to Greenland.
Eric the Red founded Brattahlid on Western Coast of Greenland around the tenth century. Leif Ericsson, also named Leif the Lucky, who as we know was the son of Eric the Red landed on the shores of the North American continent. Leif Ericsson named the country Wineland the Good.
In 1012 A.D. a colony was founded by Thorfinn Karlsefni at this same place where we now called Vinland or New Foundland. The land was fertile to raise cattle. The soil was rich to grow crops. The Viking colony tried to exist for some years, but the inhospitable native americans living in the area made it difficult. The site chosen as the first Viking colony was accessible to travel by their long boats, since was close to the Saint Laurence River. However, the constant experiences with the "Skrellings" as the Norwegian Vikings called them was too much for them to continue a safe and peaceful life. So the colonists left, but there were more voyages to this new world. Some scholars believe several hundred more times, these Norwegian Vikings returned and made their presence known. They harvested the ever valuable and useful timber for their boats. There have been mentions in the written sagas that there was a significant trade in timber to other nations. With these return trips to North America, there have been discoveries centuries later of rune stone tablets all over the Northeast and Southeast of the American continent. This is enough proof to show Vikings were curious to explore the new lands. Norwegian Vikings were the first wanders looking
for a B E T T E R life for themselves and their people.
I wrote this article for all the wandering and working people of America looking for a better place to be and a better place to work. I always had this thought of wonder of what was on the other side of the mountain or around the corner. I hope you enjoy my new blog about travel and working in new places. Please email me your comment...larscolorado@yahoo.co
* Lars Ole Mortensen *

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Comment by LARS-OLE MORTENSEN on October 1, 2012 at 4:29pm
Denmark's Legoland Is Now On Both Coasts Of America
                        By Lars-Ole Mortensen

     Another park destination on the East Coast just opened up to the public earlier this year. Florida has yet another amusement park for our Coolworks travelers to visit. Denmark built the newest Legoland at the site of a previous site once a botanical park and gardens. Legoland bought a large tract of land which was once a previous amusement park named Cypress Park. This Legoland park will be much different than the other parks established many decades ago in Denmark and other parts of the world. I have visited the original Legoland in Denmark many years ago. There is a protected thirty acre natural Florida gardens leaving 120 additional acres for the attraction. There is a plan to eventually build an aquarium as well. If you are in Central Florida, visit Denmark's newest park Legoland Florida.


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Comment by LARS-OLE MORTENSEN on October 1, 2012 at 4:12pm
Denmark's Legoland Is Now On Both Coasts Of America
                        By Lars-Ole Mortensen

     Another park destination on the East Coast just opened up to the public earlier this year. Florida has yet another amusement park for our Coolworks travelers to visit. Denmark built the newest Legoland at the site of a previous site once a botanical park and gardens. Legoland bought a large tract of land which was once a previous amusement park named Cypress Park. This Legoland park will be much different than the other parks established many decades ago in Denmark and other parts of the world. I have visited the original Legoland in Denmark many years ago. There is a protected thirty acre natural Florida gardens leaving 120 additional acres for the attraction. There is a plan to eventually build an aquarium as well. If you are in Central Florida, visit Denmark's newest park Legoland Florida.


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