Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ostrich, anyone?

Sorry I've been lagging!  Today it was cloudy and chilly but no rain!  I looked at the weather for San Diego this morning and saw nothing but sunshine for the whole week.  I am just a wee bit jealous.

After hanging out at the house for a little while, we bundled everyone up and went on a trip to Haugesund (pronounced HOW-guh-soond), which is nearest city on the mainland.  It was about a 30 minute drive... (tangent: in Akrehamn, pronounced OO-kra-ham-men, there are only 2 street lights - there are usually roundabouts where you would imagine a traffic light should be.  Kurt thinks that the roundabouts actually cause fewer traffic jams and accidents...I'm not completely sold on that.  Although I do think that their low speed limit might have more to do with it - around the town on the main roads the speed limit is 50-60 km/hr, which is think 30-40 mph.)  

Anyways, back to my story.  Both Kurt and Anne were telling me that this was one of the bigger malls in their area, so I was expecting something around the size of UTC.  Wrongo.  Don't get me wrong, this place was pretty cool (although the only store I recognized was H&M - holla!), but it definitely wasn't as big as I was thinking. The first floor had maybe 10 stores, including a huge grocery store that took up almost 1/4 of the floor.  The second floor had maybe 15.  They had a great toy store that Andreas loved, and a couple of electronic stores that we could barely pry Ole Martin (pronounced oo-le MAK-tin) from.  Definitely a place I will be visiting again.

We got back too late to make dinner, so Kurt stopped by this place down the street called Strutsfarm...which serves ostrich!  I was a little hesitant but I figured, why not!?  It actually reminded me a lot of carne asada, and it wasn't too bad...I will admit that every time I took a bite I thought of either the Roadrunner or those ostriches Kathy, Jill, Tracy and I fed at the ostrich farm in Buellton.  :(  

Tracy feeding the hungry ost...(Jill, Trace, Kath - can you believe that road trip was almost 3 years ago?!)

Hopefully not it's relative :(


  1. I'm proud of you for going out on a limb and trying it!!

  2. Transportation NerdFebruary 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Roundabouts are more effective at moving traffic, as it has less conflict points (no left turns) and keeps everyone at closer (relative speeds)

    What side of the road are you driving on there?

  3. You ate Petey's cousin! We are not friends.


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