Travel Blogs from Lillehammer
Today will be spent in the valley north of Oslo - the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. We took the regional train out to the town - that took about 2 hours. Lillehammer was beautiful. We ate a wonderful Italian meal on Main Street then worked out way up to the Olympic Park. The area was the ski jump. The view of the valley was amazing. We all fell in love with the city. We took the chair lift up to the ...
As we headed toward the Norwegian border along the coast we came to the Tanum rock carvings. There are a great many carvings in quite a wide area. Many date from as early as 1500BC with the majority made in the 1500BC to 1100BC era. By far the most popular drawing is that of boats, there are said to be over 10,000 carvings of these in the area. I only saw a few and had my photo taken with some as well as with one of the most famous ones, the ...
... and was able to see Vinstra and Oslo as well. I am going back over easter to go up to a cabin her family has in the mountains and go on a ski trip, so that should be good fun.
As far as school goes, I am still getting used to the system here. They do things a lot differently, for example I am taking 3 full year courses where I write one 10 page essay a term and then at the end of the year have a cumulative exam. The grading system is also very different. Anything from ...
... at Dr. Clauder’s, which was just past the city of Elverum. Most people got the asparagus cream soup, but since we had some items from breakfast and other snacks from home we just decided to save some of our money. At one o’clock we loaded the bus back up and continued on. It had started raining while we were driving and unfortunately, it sprinkled most of the rest of the day as well. This is really the only bad weather we have had since we ...
We have a group dinner this evening, then Doug and I will walk downtown to meet two exchange students for a visit. It will likely be another late night, I fear. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing, and this being my birthday, August 20th, I am reminded of that fact (77 years!!!).
With that humiliating confession, I’ll sign off for this time. More later...
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