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Leave Your Burdens Behind on Saint Olav Ways

July 31, 2018 7 Comments »

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Burdens…we all carry many with us. What if you could just choose some to leave some behind? That’s what I was thinking about as I slowly and steadily climbed up the Dovre mountain plateau along the Saint Olav Ways Gudbrandsdalen path. And even though I didn’t have a very heavy pack, I always have heavy […]

Take the Road Less Traveled to Norddal Norway

November 14, 2017 3 Comments »

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Every time someone said it, they blushed a little. “We call it the Happy End,” said Susanne. She was very quick to point out that it was meant to describe the happiness you find at the end of the road – not ‘the other’ happy end. I smiled. I wondered if they were aware of […]

Trollstigen Road is a Drive You’ll Never Forget

September 12, 2017 7 Comments »

Trollstigen Road Norway

As the rain came down, I looked up the steep rock face and wondered just how high it went past the fog ceiling. I felt like Jack and the Beanstalk climbing into the unknown, dodging mythical trolls and wondering if I would ever make it back down. But this was one of the main reasons […]

Add This Goat Safari to Your Norway Itinerary

September 7, 2017 5 Comments »

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“Do you want to take the baby goats to pasture, “ Farmer Petter asked me. My eyes lit up and I felt 7 years old again. “Yes, yes! I’d love to take the baby goats anywhere!” I replied. Oh happy day! I’m not sure what it is about farms, but no matter how old you […]

Big Fish Little Fish – Norway Fishing Then & Now

August 31, 2017 5 Comments »

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“Are you a fisherman?” the stranger asked me “No,” I answered quickly, but then hesitated and corrected myself – “well, maybe?” I realized, in the last year, I’ve actually done quite a bit of fishing. I went fishing for the first time in Maine last year and sort of got ‘lured in’…see what I did […]

Fjord Norway Road Trip

August 22, 2017 7 Comments »

Norway road trip

I never really paid much attention to centerlines on roads, until we no longer had one. It’s one of those things you take for granted until it’s gone. The lack of a centerline wasn’t because it was a one-way street, the roads were all two way streets, but they were so narrow there was no […]