So 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
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.
(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….
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!!
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. 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!!
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.
But 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. And I made a promise to stay longer next time 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.
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!!!
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 Fåvang 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
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….