With three weeks off work over Christmas and New Years, we were quick to make plans – quick plans! Over the course of three weeks we celebrated Christmas with my family, Norwegian Style. We then proceeded to hop over the pond to Canada in time for some Canadian Christmas cheers and celebrations before venturing on to some fun in the sun and reunion with friends in El Salvador.
As soon as work was out this past Friday, we set out for the Oslo Airport Gardermoen. We had packed our finest weekend garments and were in vacation mode. We cruised on the highway listening to tunes and expressing our excitement about the upcoming weekend adventure.
Wow! A month and a half has gone by since we last updated funlovingliving. Perhaps you thought we were gone for good? Oh no! We are back! At least we will be every now and then.
Where: Stavanger to Egersund, Rogaland
Distance: 93.0 km
Time on bike: 4 hr 43 min
Total distance: 1906 km
After a bit of trouble getting around on bikes in the Bergen area, we were pleased to find that Stavanger had done a great job with bike paths (ones that make sense and do not end without warning). We were also thoroughly happy to find that summer had arrived in Stavanger!
Our random, very interesting and unique hostel host offered us to rent a car for the day and we decided to go for it. The price was right, the legs did not mind some rest and we were all keen to check out the area some more.
Where: Just outside Leknes to Stamsund, Lofoten
Distance: 18.5 km
Time on bike: 1 hr 40 min
Total distance: 901 km
This past Monday was my birthday! I love birthdays and my incredible husband knows this all too well. He also knows that I love competitions and therefore invited friends and family to the Super Intense Recreational Invitational 2013!
The ferry arrived at Prince Rupert just after 1 am Saturday morning. We were asleep as the ferry reached the dock, but somehow woke up and were the last car off the boat. The Canadian border crossing was right as we were on dry land. Only a few minutes later, we were back in Canada! What a whirlwind of a trip to Alaska!
The next stop on our Great Alaskan Adventure was a trip to a real, legitimate, no nonsense back country lodge. The lodge is located on Skilak Lake on the Kenai Peninsula and is surrounded by one million acres of designated wilderness! It is only accessible by boat and was built in the 1930’s as a hunting lodge. Today, it serves as a wonder-destination for people who want to experience true Alaskan beauty and wilderness. The season has not yet started, but knowing Brent, we were let into this little piece of paradise pre-season.