Monday, September 14, 2009


Hello once again and sorry for taking so long to update. Sophie and I are currently in Jaren, Norway staying with her relatives who are all extremely generous and fantastic and taking very good care of us. Unfortunately I haven't taken too many photos yet, but I made sure to capture this moment:

Yup, that's a big ol' tasty plate of lefse. And I made sure to eat a LOT of it. In fact, I've been eating a lot of everything and they've been giving us as much Norwegian food as we can handle. It's fantastisk!

I'm also going to attempt to track down where our family came from with the help of Sophie's relative Mette who is an expert at that sort of thing.
I'll be sure to take more photos from our stay here and put them up later, but at the moment you'll have to settle for some pics from earlier in the trip...

This blurry picture is the Cavern in Liverpool, England. It's where the Beatles got their start and played their first shows. It's more or less a replica of what it once was, and now houses acoustic guitar players doing bad covers of Beatles' songs. But I guess it's the thought that counts...

We also managed to snag some surprisingly warm and sunny weather in Edinburgh, Scotland which was perfect for our hike up Arthur's Seat (the hill behind Sophie). It was amazingly windy at the top and provided great views of both the city and the ocean.
Edinburgh also has a cute story of Greyfriar's Bobby, which this statue commemorates. Apparently when his owner died this little scamp watched over the grave for 14 more years until his own death. Awww....

We'll be in Norway for a while longer visiting Sophie's relatives so perhaps by the time I'll leave I'll actually be able to say something in Norwegian... We'll see.
Sophie put up some pictures on her blog, so if you want to see what else we've been up to, go here:


  1. Thank you for your post! Very nicely done! I hope Mette can help you find something about your family in Norway too!

  2. You're in NORWAAAAY!!! That's so cool. I'm j-e-double-ealous. I hope you continue to have what appears to be a very fantastic time.

  3. Wow!Check out all the lefse,yummy! I can hardley wait to hear of all your adventures-keep the updates coming and have a wonderful time. Love you!