Postcards from Norway


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August 9th 2005
Published: August 9th 2005
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Since this is our last stop on our world trip and our next destination is home, we know some of you may still be waiting for those letters and postcards. You know... like those crazy t-shirts that say "My Mom and Dad went to -------- and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!" The real truth is we decided the best way to describe Norway was in postcards because around every corner there seems to be another picture perfect postcard scene. Norway has been a special place for us because "A's" grandfather and famliy came from Norway. They left to settle in Iowa in the early 1900's. "A" had a great time searching for his roots. Norway's amazing rugged beauty is impossible to capture in words only. So sit back... let your fingers do the clicking.... and enjoy your "Postcard" everybody! We'll do one last blog when we get home.


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Telemark Canal TripTelemark Canal Trip
Telemark Canal Trip

For all our water-loving friends. We took a cruise through the area "A's" relatives were from.(Telemark)
Dalen Hotel built in 1894Dalen Hotel built in 1894
Dalen Hotel built in 1894

For our historic buff friends: We wish you could have stayed with us at the Dalen Hotel it's the last stop on the Telemark Canal it would be right up your alley.
Reflection of BeautyReflection of Beauty
Reflection of Beauty

For "a's" art buddies: An inspirational view you might want to recreate.
The Stave ChurchThe Stave Church
The Stave Church

For the chairman of the building committee: Maybe a future design?
Mountain StreamMountain Stream
Mountain Stream

For our adventurous friends: Look no further for your next white water thrill!
Chased by a Moose!Chased by a Moose!
Chased by a Moose!

For "a's" drama friends: No Moose...er Moose's...er... anyway they weren't hurt in the making of this.
Classic Cabin of NorwayClassic Cabin of Norway
Classic Cabin of Norway

For The Gardeners: Look you can grow flowers on your roof in Norway!!
Mountains of NorwayMountains of Norway
Mountains of Norway

For our Florida friends: That white stuff in the background is called SNOW!
Colorful ShopColorful Shop
Colorful Shop

For our "J's" shopping buddies: In Bergen Norway you can shop 'til you drop!
Sunset Sunset
Sunset

For the late-nighters: This is the sunset at 10:45 in Bergen. Norway is know as the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Oh No!Oh No!
Oh No!

For Janna's animal activist friends: Sorry it's reindeer fur...Janna was NOT amused...Was Allana?...well, you be the judge!
What's Norway without Fjords What's Norway without Fjords
What's Norway without Fjords

For our traditional tour friends: We took the Norway in a Nutshell Tour. We saw lots of beautiful scenery and rode lots and lots and lots of trains, boats and buses!
SeafoodSeafood
Seafood

For any seafood lovers: The Fish Market in Bergen has fish of EVERY kind. It isn't a popular decision but up to this point they still sell whale!
What a View!What a View!
What a View!

For you deep thinkers: Bergen has a cable car that takes you up to the highest point overlooking the city...A Great Spot to Sit & Think!
Uffdah!Uffdah!
Uffdah!

For "A's" family: Enough Said!
Yum!Yum!
Yum!

For chocolate lovers: We found that Norway's hot chocolate and chocolate bars are the BEST!!!
Longest Tunnel Longest Tunnel
Longest Tunnel

For "A's" Engineering Buddies: In Norway it seems...the fastest way between 2 points is a tunnel.
A 1800's building at the Folk MuseumA 1800's building at the Folk Museum
A 1800's building at the Folk Museum

For our relatives: We visited the Folk Museum to research those Norwegian roots.
Living History Living History
Living History

For the young at heart: The children at the Folk Museum running along a path.
Viking ShipViking Ship
Viking Ship

For a & j's teachers: We visited 5 museums in Oslo in one day! Learning about the people, ships and history of Norway.
World Trip Over- Florida ...Here We ComeWorld Trip Over- Florida ...Here We Come
World Trip Over- Florida ...Here We Come

For all our family and friends: We Love You and look forward to seeing you again!


10th August 2005

The essence
You have REALLY captured the essence of Norway! :-) Hope you had a wonderful time in my country.

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