almost back home….

So I did make you a promise to return, some nights ago, it never happened – sorry!! I kept trying to log on, but the signal from the wireless connection at the camping place was just too weak. Sadly :(

I so could use some hours online at that time, but after 30 minutes trying I shot the computer off and went to bed!

Now we have spent a couple of days with my brother and family, living in tents and in the water….. MT love to “float” and keep telling us “see, I’m swimming!!” He isn’t, but it’s still cute. Even I got to swim a lot. Haven’t done it for so long, so I’m a bit rusty. But I do love it!!!

Soon we’re back home with my parents, that will be nice after 10 days on the road… Ah, I love this looooong summer vacation!!!

We’re having so much fun!!

We’re on our second vacation, or how to say it. Since last Friday we’ve been far south in Norway, close to Kristiansand. Most of the time we’ve stayed with some friends of ours, but yesterday we said goodbye and went looking for someplace to try out camping life… ;)

MT slept good and long, even though we didn’t blow up our madras (didn’t have anything to blow it up with – soon we’re going shopping!) One really good thing about this place is that I can buy time on it’s wireless Internet. So that’s why I’m out here!!!

Tonight I plan to tell more about our days and to load up a bunch of photos to flickr. Maybe I even get time to visit some of you, I miss stopping by and reading!!!! I think that’s the only thing I miss by the way, as I said: we’re having a great time!!!

Hugs

Fresh update

DSCF3390 I’m on vacation. Spending most of my days without broadband or Internet connection (almost, have a real slow line from time to time….like now).

We’re having a wonderful time and have meet and visited a lot of friends and family. This is our last months before I’m back at work and MT starts kindergarten, and I’ve decided to make the most of it. I’ve written before about our long trip to my parents farm. With stops and visits along the way, and even two days spent with my brother and family. I’m so glad we were able to make that trip, and also happy that MT got to meet and see some of my past and then spend some days away from home with his favorite cousins too.

The last two weeks or so has been spend here at my parents farm. MT has had fun helping Grandpa and following him around. He’s found his very special place in the sand box and even attempted some bathing in his new pool. It’s good to be here with family and to relax a bit.

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Last Friday we celebrated my 35th birthday with barbecue and cakes under our big pear tree. It was so great to be together with family and friends on my day once again (last time was my 30th birthday). I’m going to upload photos from that day to flickr soon, so keep an eye on that one. Sadly I’m, at the time being, only able to upload the photos without any descriptions or such. Hope to be able to do some of it before our vacation ends in early August, but can’t make any promise…. It’s a mess :( I’ll be busy tidying up there undtil next year, I’m afraid…
Today MT’s aunt Helen visited us with her children. And they and we had such a great time together. I’m so glad I got to spend it like that instead of cleaning my house, like I planned, lol. :D

But one surprising thing happened today, if I should have guessed I never would have guessed this: one really old and dear friend of mine stopped by to say a short hello! (And to bring me a gift I should have given to my brother and SIL for their wedding years and years ago. I should have visited her a long time ago, but have never gotten around to it…) I’m still not quite over it and won’t be for a while. She and her family are staying at a camping place some kilometers from here, but I just can’t run from a sleeping MT to be with them; and also I don’t know her family and can’t just crash their “party”. Even though I really want to!

It’s about 8 years since we had any contact outside our yearly letter for Christmas. I’ve been planning to go see them this summer, so to see her here was just amazing. Off course the trip to see them is cancelled for now, since they are on vacation for the next 3 week or so, but I hope to see more of them some time later this year. Why we lost contact for so long, I’m not sure. But I guess most of it was because we were in different places; she living lots of kilometers away, me starting working as a pastor and her starting family life – and working too. Hopefully this is a new start, and since she has a girl at 7 yr and a boy at 4 yr we have more than past memories to talk about.

DSCF1863It’s time for bed. Hope you all have a wonderful summer. I promise to read up on blogs in August and to leave more comments then, now it takes forever to do that – so mostly I read, sometimes….

Gods blessings and warm hugs to all from me!

summer vacation 2006 #3

DSCF2989So this is almost too late, but I’m releasing it anyhow. Even though the Tuesday in question is two weeks ago today(!) we’re staying at my parents farm with no broadband and only limited and terribly slow internet connection. Hope to be able to share some more about our days later. But this will, at least, give you the rest of our trip in late June and early July :lol:

This I wrote a week ago: I’ve been offline for over a week. It’s so strange, but there hasn’t been too much time to spend online, and most of the days I haven’t even had the chance. Today we’re going to my brother and since he have broadband I’m taking my laptop with me ;) My son’s busy watching TV and our friend is asleep, so I’ll tell you a little about our week on vacation.

Tuesday

(So, this is over a week ago, so much for me trying to type about our days regularly..) Since we had have a lot of changes and new people and surroundings to meet and adapt to, we made this day a slow one. Staying at home (at Jorunn’s) licking some sun and eating breakfast for several hours…. MT had fun playing football (soccer) with some children and I had fun reading outside. Nothing much happened and that was kind of that day’s program. In the evening Jorunn had some friends of me over and we had a nice time together catching up and sharing memories. MT headed for bed way to late, but then he slept long in the morning….

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Wednesday

This were our big go-and-visit-people-day. First I stayed to late in bed, so we got a bit delayed, but when we finally were on our way we headed for my friends house. The very house that used to be mine, since she’s now the pastor in the area and I used to be. It’s a wonderful house, and now it’s even wonderful inside. They’ve done a bit. Last January she got a son, so now we got to see him too. What a cutie!!

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Then we went to the bygdetun to let MT run around a bit and to see if I could find some old friends. We found a few and MT enjoyed a waffel and some saft. DSCF3027 After staying there for a while we headed back to our “home” (for the time being). Jorunn had again invited some friends of mine and we had a great dinner (so delicious too!) and afternoon with them. Thankfully I got to put MT to bed a bit earlier than yesterday. So me and Jorunn had a nice evening together, talking over the tea cup. At 1:30 am MT came down to us, he was all smile. And when I asked him how he found his way down to us, he said: ” I followed the voices” LOL! Good thing he didn’t get scared like he sometimes gets. Then we all headed for bed. It was about time!!

Thursday

Our last day at Lesjaverk. Not an early morning. MT got very hungry and demanding before I got out of bed that day ;) My brother and family was in the neighborhood (or almost) so we planned to see them and spend some of our vacation days with them.

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DSCF3070But first I had one more person to visit. We worked a lot together back when I lived there and had offices right across for one another. It’s always great to see her, but since it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other it was great to catch up a bit. DSCF3078And I made a promise to stay longer next time :D Then we met up with my brother. And MT was so happy to see them all! The children played together for a long time and we adult talked us into the night. It was one of the light nights, so who cares….. Me and MT stayed in a small hut and my brother and family had set up a couple of tent.

Friday

We woke up to another day with sun. So great!!! We planned to drive over a mountain on a famous mountain road. This in one of the biggest setervallyes in Norway with over 50 seters along the road. Many of them still active. Seter is a place farmers took the animals (sheep or cattle) in the summer to give them new and fresh grass to eat when it’s less grass back home at the farm (or should be used as food in the winter). After some playing (the children) and food consuming we headed for the mountain. And the trip was soooo beautiful!!!

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I recommend it for anyone traveling in the area. We drove from Dovre and then over the Grimsdalen valley. At the end of the road we headed south and then westward again over the Venabygdsfjellet (mountain) to Ringebu. It took all day at slow pace, with plenty of time to stop along the road. Both the adults and the children had a good time, and we all enjoyed the view. MT even found snow up in the mountain and was so happy; he misses the winter(!) – go figure ;) Between FĂ„vang and Tretten we all found a hut to stay in (or almost, the hut only took 5 persons, so my brother and wife stayed in the tent one more night). It was an wonderful evening. And so quiet after the children was put to bed :D

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Saturday

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Most of the day was spent behind the wheel. Not all that fun for MT, but still a nice day. We stopped in Lillehammer to spend some money… and then we left for Hokksund to pick up L-E, she should stay with us for a while, at the farm. We arrived at the farm around 8 pm, everyone happy to get out of the car. A bit later my parents got home from their trip as well, and MT got even happier!!! So then our vacation trip was kind of over. We’re still on vacation, and we’re still not home, but now we’re staying with my parents for a while and not moving around so much….

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