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... in an adjacent store, after which the sun peeked out long enough for me to stop and dry my things out.
I got the ferry, then (tried to) follow the North Sea Cycle Route past Fredrikstad. I ended up doubling-back a bunch, losing the NSCR and generally wasting time trying to get past this city.
Eventually, I found a large park/wilderness area just north of Fredrikstad and camped next to a large pretty lake.
(Sorry, no pictures today -- blame the ...
... me that I looked fine. So after our breakfast we drive down to the parade and watch the children and the marching bands and everything and that was cool to watch! After we walked around and had some food and I met a few people that were friends with the family so that was nice. They taught me a little bit about the Norwegian heritage. But nothing about Vikings, mostly about dresses. Then Randi and odd went home to prepare some food and Anna and I watched the Russ parade. In ...
... having an awesome time here. It's just that with every passing day, I (as well as the other Americans) realize just how much I love America!
As I made mention of in previous entries, the weather here has been exceptional in the last week and a half. That was, until yesterday. We woke up to a fresh blanket of white on the ground. I almost cried. Almost. It snowed most of the day, and then the snow ...
... in Europe. After catching up,
she gave me a guided tour of her city. Uppsala, which is about an
hour north of Stockholm, is a really pretty place. It is home to
northern Europe's largest church (the "Domkryka"), an
incredibly impressive example of Gothic architecture that has to be
seen to be appreciated.
During my stay, Jenni and I took a day
trip to the Swedish capitol of Stockholm. While there, ...
Oslo as we made our way to the Nobel Peace Center. It was pretty
cool, but not as cool as our next stop, Akershus. Translating to
"Aker's House," Akershus is a medieval fortress that
overlooks the Oslo harbor. It is really beautiful within the fortress
walls; I can't wait to go back in the spring when the grass is green
and the trees have leaves. Also while in Oslo, we visited an art
gallery and walked passed the royal palace. All ...