Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This past weekend we went to Preikestolen. Roundtrip it took us 8 hours of driving, 4 ferries, and a 4 hour hike, but it was SO worth it!

Gisle, our driver.

Annette, the photog.

Poor Ida wasn't too happy about waking up early. 

Ida and Sverre getting some fresh air while waiting for a ferry...


604m or 1982 feet high...

Along Lysefjorden...

Movin' on up....

Great views along the hike...

We were so sore the next day...

About halfway through the hike...

Sorry SD, but Norway's got a big one on you when it comes to great hikes.

(Warning:  Mom, you might not like these next few pictures...)


The view from the top.



Livin' on the edge, 1982 feet high. 

So scary but so AWESOME!

Gisle was insane...he is sitting on a ledge just under the edge.   

Taking a peek...

Sverre being a daredevil.

Annette snapped this crazy pic of me sitting on the edge.  This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Roots Festival @ Vikedal

Went on a mini road trip this weekend to the Roots Festival in Vikedal.  Met some rad Norwegians and had a blast.  :)

Our "campsite"

VB during the day...it was weird to watch them play beach volley (what they call it) when they're not actually at the beach...



It was sunny when I went into the grocery store, but when I came out it was POURING rain.  Crazy Norwegian weather.  Lars Roald and I had to sprint back to the campsite...we might as well have jumped in the river with our clothes on - we got absolutely soaked.  30 minutes later, the sun came out.  Go figure.

Stole w/his stunna shades and box of white wine...

Jan Tore is not too happy about his shot of Absinthe!


Stole's shenanigans...

V.A.M.P. performed...they were awesome live.  Think Irish music meets Coldplay...

Hanging out at one of the docks along the river after the show.  (Note the lightness of the sky!  It was about 10:30pm.)

It was a great weekend but I am absolutely exhausted!  I've got a couple more weekend trips coming up, so stay tuned!  :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Catching up...

God dag & Happy 4th of July!!  Here's an update as to what's been happening since we got back from Tunisia...

During the summer solstice, there is a huge bonfire by the beach...I believe the sun went down at 11:07pm that day! (And rose at 4am, haha!)

There she goes.  Check out how light it is outside...this bonfire took place at 8pm!

A big day for Andreas - he managed to climb up and slide down all by himself!

He's pretty proud...

Enjoying the hot Norwegian sun.

BUT the water was effing freezing.  

My new favorite way of eating hot dogs - potato tortilla, crispy onions, and LOTS of ketchup.

Daniel loves his potato salad.

Found a cool spot up in the hills behind the house.  You can see all of Akra and all the way to the North Sea...gorge.

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As promised, I proudly present my blog to keep you updated on my year in Norway. I'm so excited to venture on this journey, and I'm happy to share my adventures and experiences with everyone. So sit back, relax, and enjoy Europe with me! :)