Friday, July 31, 2009
She is 4,5 years older than me,
so FINALLY I beat her at something - I got married first!
Yay for me. Anyway. Gotta decorate, bring, buy, fix, drive, iron, wash.....sleep. And somewhere in between, pass by my JSS 10 year reunion party...
Friday, July 24, 2009
The German tourists rushing to be the first people out of the ship in Kirkenes.
The welcome committee at the dock in Kirkenes.
The Russians are watching the Norwegians - and vice versa.
Strict rules at the border!
Looking out to the end of the world. At least the end of Northern Norway and Northern Russia.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Anyway, I believe I have written about the looong journey you have to take to travel from Middle Norway, that is Levanger where we live right now, to Vadsø, which is my hometown. So, I’m just gonna say: We got on the train to the airport at 2pm, and arrived in Vadsø at 00.30am. And though we got 2 hours delayed at the first airport, we didn’t arrive any later than planned, cos we were supposed to wait 3,5 hours at one of the 3(!!) airports we passed through. So though we had to be re-booked onto another plane, we still came 15 minutes before schedule. Nice journey. We had gorgeous weather, nice seat neighbours, and amazing views, especially for Eddy who has never seen it before. It’s no secret that Norwegian nature and landscape is impressing, especially the mountainous areas.
At the next security we went through, we took out the box from the backpack to avoid more questions about our suspicious (and delicious I must say) sandwiches. The security guy here asked: what is in the box? Sandwiches I said. Oh, what’s on them? He said. Eggs, I said. Oh, Yummy, he said. My turn to go through the metal detector gate. Beep beep beep!! My earrings are very suspicious and have to go trough the x-ray machine.
Yeah yeah, I know this is totally common, and has happened to everyone once in a while in security, but we had fun being the sandwich terrorist and earring assassin, and when you spend half a day in airports and planes, you need something to entertain yourself with.
Now we are spending 3 weeks in my hometown and this is how someone spent their first day.
"Gosh, nobody told me this is what I was coming here for!"
Eddy with his father in law in the fog.
After all weddings, there should be a honeymoon, no?
Thanks to my sister, we got to have a honeymoon, totally unplanned. We said “lets go” on Tuesday and Thursday we were on the road to the East. Towards Sweden’s Paris – Ôstersund!! We had our little nephew with us, and expected a slow journey with time to stop a lot along the short (3 hours) drive. And we did. Let me show our adventures in pictures rather than words. Enjoy.
Gaute is ready!
Off we go!
Huh? What's this? Traffic in the middle of nowhere in Sweden. People running from a town in Sweden to a town in Norway... Sports are for freaks.
We saw some wildlife on the way.
And a big waterfall.
Took posing touristy pics.
Our space saving bathroom - here toilet and sink.
But the sink is attached to a movable wall, and all of a sudden you have a shower! These Swedes..
We laughed at funny street names. This means Nonsense street in Norwegian.
We learned that shopping in Sweden .....
....is like being in SPACE.
We looked for someone's wedding dress! (This is not the one we chose!)
Gaute having his first MacDonalds Experience with mother happily watching.
A green house makes Eddy invisble...almost.
Super uncle carrying me on his stomach! What a man.
Snow!! On top of Åreskutan, big mountain...
Bye bye, Sweden and your cute red "stugor"!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Thank you all for not forgetting me. I WILL be back. As a mrs.