Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vacation!

There is a slogan saying :" Norge, ditt næraste ferieland", which means something like " Norway- your nearest vacationcountry". That's what we did this year...we went local... Most years I travel south with the kids to visit my parents and sisters, but weather has been lousy down south, so I didn't want to go! Anyway, they all came here for DS1's confirmation, so we HAVE met.


Well, we had only a few days, we should have left Monday last week, but the sheep kept coming down into the garden, so DS1 and I went to check the fences- and we found a few holes too. We spent all Monday at the mountain mending it. It has helped, the sheep have stayed in place! So we should leave Tuesday...but we weren't ready...BUT on Wednesday morning the car was all packed and off we went. We took the road through Norangsdalen There are several beautiful places there, and it is only a couple of hours away! I've never been there before, neither has hubby.



Then we took the ferry to Geiranger , which is now on the world heritage list. There are several abandoned farms along the fjord, like Matvik, where they had nearly a 100 fruittrees: apples, pears and plums, even apricots! Many -actually most- of the farms are well kept and used by the owners for recreational purposes- it used to be really hard work... We stayed two nights at a cottage in Geiranger, which was okay. One day we drove to Lom to buy bread- there is a bakery there that uses only woodovens...look at that stack of firewood!!! It is gorgeous!!! And the bread was good too-LOL! We also went to Lom Stavkyrkje, a beautiful old church built around 1150,which is still in use. The weekend was spent at Farmors, that is, hubby and I went to a 50year birthdayparty, which was okay, and he saw a lot of people he hadn't met in several years! We used to live there, but moved to this place 9 years ago.
Anyway, we came home Sunday afternoon, to this:

Now school has started, hubby is off to work next week, I'm knitting a bit(there are actually a finished object!!!) and also it's my birthday today- turning 44. I guess I'm supposed to be middleaged...it just doesn't feel that way! Hmmm.

Have a nice week! Hopefully I'll be back sooner...

11 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

Happy Birthday Marit! Good for you for vacationing locally!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Marit! We're just 2 years apart.. and I don't feel middle aged yet either!! Sounds like a nice vacation. Someday I will experience “Norge, ditt næraste ferieland"!! Happy Knitting!!

Bea said...

Gratulerer med dagen! Håper du får ein fin dag. Her i Bergen skinner sola, forhåpentligvis gjer den det hos deg òg :)
Ser ut som de hadde ein fin ferie, sjølv om den vart litt forkorta.. Nydelig bilde av solnedgangen. De bur virkelig flott til!

Mary said...

Beautiful photos. I'm a believer in exploring your own backyard, too. . . Happy birthday!

Rani said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I am putting these historic sites on my list of places to visit before I die. They look fascinating! Do the kids appreciate it? Wow.

Min said...

Happy Birthday Marit, have a great day. We are of a similar age and I don't worry about getting older anymore - with age we become more beautiful and more experienced in life and enjoying what comes along.

busyJ said...

Happy birthday, Marit. At 44 you are still a young thing. I just turned 52! and I am not old, LOL.
Beautiful pictures,as always.
Nice vacation. Hopefully we will go on vacation sometime in October. Just too buy to go now.
Have a great day!!
Judy

Poshyarns said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. Your holiday sounds lovely and the country looks so beautiful in your photographs. I would love to visit Norway one day.

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 45 last month, and it's not so bad. I do think that I need more naps than I used to though!

Jo-Anne said...

With that view, who'd want to leave. Wow.

Envious from Ontario, Canada

Sandie Knapp said...

Belated Birthday wishes Marit. I'm glad you were able to get away for a vacation. From the pictures you share with us, it seems all of Norway would make a beautiful vacation spot.

Have a great day. :)