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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Well as I'm sure you can guess by now, our day started late and with a good breakfast. We left the girls behind this morning: Berit took Christine and I to visit my Aunt Anna in Stange. She is in a nursing home due to dementia, which is so sad since she seems so healthy otherwise. She remembered my father but was unable to share any stories. We kept our visit short as it was almost time for her lunch. She was very happy to have had us visit and thanked ...
... by a very generous gift from Oddrun of a personally hand painted dish .... it was of a Poppy, Christine's favorite flower!!! How did she know? As Christine would say: " A God moment". The evening culminated in a great feast of salmon, prepared by Kristian, where he shared some Aquavit with Christine and I .... very strong stuff. I think I still prefer my Scotch. After which things slowly wound down to the point I fell asleep in my ...
... continued south and turned left through Elverum. Alison felt that as this was going to be our last night in Norway, we should lash out, and eat out. However, when we looked at the menus and found out that a cafe style meal would cost about £70, she had second thoughts. So we find ourselves in a car park beside a lake, nature reserve and swimming place. With toilets. We've had sausages, potatoes, home made ...
... had an great stamp collection, which, being a philatelist myself, was really quite amusing.
After we got back from the grandparent's place, we went out on sleds (called "sparks") and went cruising down the neighborhood's sloping streets. We also saw the northern lights, which where absolutely breathtaking. It was so pretty. It's too bad that was the only night we saw them. Upon return, we hung around the house for a bit before hittin' ...
... in use at that time (1930’s). After we leave the museum building, we ride on a working steam engine, and eat waffles and strawberry jam in a café made from a converted train car. We then go walking through the forest past an old traditional farm, culminating the day with a swim in the freezing cold “Mjøsa.” (or, at least my Viking family goes swimming, and I stay on the bank and enjoy watching them!)