Summertime in Bodø
July 22, 2013 §
Just a little over 3 weeks since my last exam and I am just now starting to relax – and I mean really relax. I still have a slight nagging feeling that I should be doing something, but it’s easily whisked away when I remind myself that it is still only July.
Here are some pictures of our various escapades so far. Skjalg’s uncle Øystein and his cousins Lindsay and Tore are visiting from Tennessee. They are staying up with Skjalg’s grandparents and we have been visiting with them quite often.
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We were having coffee at Skjalg’s grandparents and his grandma looked out the window and said, “Oh, the ice cream truck! We have to catch it. I need an ice cream cake.” Skjalg had to run down the street to catch it and the driver got a nice little reminder that he needed to wait longer next time.
View of the mountains on a midnight stroll
Happy Norwegian cow rubbing its head on a tree
2 a.m. in Bodø
Worked in the yard for a couple days…
…lots of work!
Skjalg trimming the trees
Bike ride during the few hours of sun that we’ve had during our trip so far
My handsome man 😉
Quick trip to watch the sunset after picking Kaja up from the airport
Skjalg grabbing some shots on a 2 hour boat cruise out to the islands around Bodø
Øystein and Tore
Love the look of the sea up here – too bad it’s freezing!
Precious cargo – bananas and coke!
Fishing crew! Out to Saltstrømmen, the strongest current in the world.
Grandpa Terje looking out over the tumultuous waters
Øystein teaching Tore how it’s done
Øystein and Tore caught 5 or so cod fish. They were too small for us to keep, but it was exciting nonetheless.
Lindsay testing out her fishing skills
Kaja had told Lindsay and I about this Norwegian dish called møsbrømlefse – thin pancake filled with a sort of cream made of sweet Norwegian brown cheese, sour cream and sugar. We had no idea when we were going to get a chance to try it and were excited to see that the cabin café by our fishing spot was serving the dish.
Kaja’s face says it all 🙂
Look at that current!
Skjalg and Kaja checking out an old photo album together. I was trying to snap a shot of them smiling while looking through the photos. Skjalg saw what I was planning…
Luckily got in a good shot of the two