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I also hope that my creativity will come over me again, or maybe I have to travel for myself as I did last year!?.
I don`t know how to start...Because this time I will try to write in English and that is something I have not done for many years! But, now you probably think I'm old, but so wrong can you take because I'm not that old...it's just been a long time since I went to school;))
It's been a while since I had to mark this weekend for birthday celebration (had first set it up for dog show in Trondheim, but it was easy to change). But excuse me to say that (have said it to Irja)but it was with mixed feelings I was supposed to travel. Of course I would like to celebrate my sister, but it will be som many people and not just us - jepp I think I'm getting scared of meeting new (and old known) people.
It's a bit heavy to drive so far friday, party on saturday and drive home on sunday, my back will not cooperate so I was a little worried if I was going to be bad with so many unknown people around me. But we were supposed to take my little sister's car so she would drive then I could relax - and that is so easily said but not done ;)
I just have to admit I don`t own patience when things go unexpectedly slowly ...It's the case that when buses and cars drive so slow I get a thought annoyed. We finally had to realize that we did not reach the next ferry as planned and the one after. As we were about to lose the ferry after that again, I had to see what the car was good for and drive past someone.
Fortunately, we did not have to stand on the wrong side of the Hardangerfjord until the following day.
My sister, she was lucky to be able to admire the beautiful landscape on such a great day. I tried to see a little bit, but was strongly advised to have my eyes straight on the road...
When we came across the fjord with the last ferry, we just have to drive to the cabin. But, it was just so beautiful to look at fruit trees, nice houses, narrow roads, beautiful guesthouse and not least self-service to buy flowers, fruit trees, jams and much more different places!!!
So we luckily bought a little more in presant to our dear sister when we saw trees with sweet cherries.
Hope I can come to visit you next spring so I can bring the blossom??...
She expected to see my car but when the house saw who came we were welcomed...not least many nice people we got greeted. Someone we had seen before and somebody we know better, but most brand new.
I was confident that there was nothing to be afraid of. Nice people who could cope with a crazy dog lady who is not very much out with ordinary people ;)!!
Amazingly nice everyone and it promised good for the day after.
As soon as we arrived we got great good beer that Stig had brewed...Certainly a bit too strong for me but it was really good!
I'm probably one of those who often talk before I think about what I'm going to say. Oh when I start talking, it's not easy to stop...But I certainly should after this trip I will try to talk after I have thought about it and have I mentioned that Stig had brewed a super-good beer!?? No I`m just kidding becaus I`m not sure if I will tell you about the thing I manage to say ;)
Yes, I just jump into it!...I managed to (I don`t know a word to use in english so I just have to say) "drite på draget" when Irja showed us the nice jewelry she got from Stig. I said only at first that I got a vacuum cleaner from my husband...Then I got to answer if I wanted it or just as a surprise? I simply answered (I thought of course) that I wish a big and powerful one who smelled good when I cleaned!! - And I don`t think I need to say so much more about that do I? ;)
Friday night we also talked a bit about painkillers and it was quite interesting...I won`t complain but I wish I had something that worked! Perhaps I one day travel to Florida and visit a doctor just to get something that take the pain for some days!? Sorry "K & B" but maybe I send you a message saying that I`m in the area ;)
Of course I was up early on saturday and went out for a walk...Did not know so much about the area so I just walk.
I went out till I saw the fjord and I sat down on a rock and just relaxed quite a while before I had to go back.
And much of what I write about is dreaming and how important it is to set new goals and dreams. I'm probably a little too much of a dreamer, but it's so important to have on bad days...
It was a lovely good climb at the beginning so we quickly reached some height meters.
We had a nice and pleasant trip upward...
I walked a bit from the people I walked with at the end and then I met a bit of the gang that was going down again...they stopped and I want to get some medicine ;) and I got one in each foot before they went down and I went up to those who was on top.
Amazingly nice view and it was time to just enjoy the view and the company. Irja had medicine for the whole gang, and they said the trip up to 686 meters above sea level was fine, but drinking the "medicine" on the top was worse...so good Irja had brought Norwegian chocolate that they could rinse with!! :)
After a while we had to think about the trip down again. Same track in the beautiful landscape and nice but slightly steep terrain.
It was a bit hot when we went up the mountain and most people talked about taking a bath in the fjord afterwards.
But when we were well down again, the weather was a bit sour and it was no longer tempted with a bath. Finally there were four men who wanted to go down and then I could not pull myself and have to do it!...
A nice pleasure to get out in Hardangerfjorden but the toughest of all must be Ben who came from Florida and bathed in the ice-cold fjord!
My back was not good to me anymore so I had to try something I rarely do soI went to bed a little and maybe I sleept a bit, suddenly it was quiet and I could not hear more of the summingen from the room next to mine. I opened my eyes and thought SHIT I slept from the party!! "Jumps" up and hear they were singing to Irja outside ;) Eirin came in to see if I will come and then I was on my way. Tired, bad and cold, just eating bacalao with chilli and a very good beer with a little higher promille than I'm used to and it quickly made me warm.
Fantastic good party with so many great people!!
I had a few breaks to go for a bit and it did wonders.
Irja you have unbelievably nice people around you and so many nice friends!! I should not envy people there but when I think back to the weekend I would wish I had a bit of them - oh you know what I mean! ;)
But, I can already look forward to 10 years ahead of time, so I hope for replay!?? I hope to come and if I worry about the long drive so just remember me of this party!!
When I see how a party can be, I can regret that I have never celebrated myself ;)
Sunday of course I was up early about an hour after I last looked at the clock.
After three hours cleaning I and two others were ready for a trip to the end of the road. There we saw all the art that was along the way, talked and just had a laid back trip.
Wishing you all good for now, my dear sister, and with so many people close and distant, I know you are always in good hands.
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend ...
On the way home we stopped again so that I could get myself a pair of trees with sweet cherries.
If any of you would like to take a trip to Sunnmøre and maybe want to go to the mountains? Can you just tell me I'll have a ready bed etc...
Love you sister and wish you and everyone else a wonderful summer...
The picture of Irja and me when we hit each other when I was on a small trip for myself and Irja at work...
On Monday I stood by the kitchen counter and talked about the weekend with Cecilie, and of course she must comment "everyone is so international!" I look smiling at her...Then she continues. "Yes, I was a little bit more exotic than you and got me a Trønder (one from the area around Trondheim). OMG and I left with one from Langevåg!! ;)