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...