Thursday, March 27, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Moab









In the fall, I went to visit my parents in Moab. One day we took a drive and I have to admit... It was the first time out of the hundreds of times I've been there that I actually thought, "I can see why people think this is pretty."  Maybe because I'm usually there in the heat of the summer or the cold of winter. 


Monday, January 20, 2014

Christmas/New Years

While Kevin was here for Thanksgiving, we talked and decided that it might be fun to try to bring his kids over for Christmas.  We found an amazing airfare, and he was able to make it happen.  I was a little worried about where everyone would sleep, but I borrowed a couple of air mattresses, and went through all my stuff to find enough sheets, blankets, pillows and towels for everyone.  I had to do a million loads of laundry, with only one working washing machine in the building and living in a fifth floor walk-up.
So, here's getting ready....
Wall to wall people... no room for me to watch the movie.
The first day, I picked them up at the airport and they were ready to explore the city.  But as soon as we got on the subway, they started to feel the jet lag, and then we got to Times Sq. and they got a little overwhelmed by the crowds.  We didn't stay too long...

The first full day, we got up early and went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  The kids took pictures of every scene, so I think that means they liked it.  



We tried to go to the Empire State Building a couple of times, but the line was around the corner.  Finally, on New Years Eve, we were in the neighborhood, so we decided to just walk by and see how the line was.  Luckily, the tourists were doing something else that night, so we made it to the top.  I have been several times, but I don't think I've ever been at night, and it was a really clear night.  This is the view of Queens....


















The view to Queens was clear but a close up pic was not. Who knows?











After a day of shopping, couldn't resist this photo op!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This one's for you, Licka

Jill asked why I never post anything anymore and I said I didn't think anyone looked at this blog anymore. She said she does, so I'm posting this for her

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jersey girl

I got these awesome pencils for my birthday. Thanks Valerina! 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Coke

In Norway, they sell Cokes with these labels. It was fun to pick just the right one for my mood.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Modalen

Kevin was working crazy hours while I was visiting, so I took a little trip by myself by boat to this place called Modalen.  (dalen=valley)

Here are some pictures of the Bergen harbor from the boat.  You can see Bryggen over to the right. 



Here are all the vendors that are out daily in the summer on the wharf. 
 I ate a nice meal of salmon and potatoes the day before this trip.  I also bought a new sweater for myself, and one for my baby niece.  If you have been on a vacation with me, you know I love this kind of shopping.



Passing the bridge that goes to the island where Kevin lives.  Many, many times we have joked about jumping off this bridge.  For example, "If it doesn't stop raining,  I'm going jump off the Ask√ły bridge." 
 
 


The boat ride to Modalen took about an hour and a half.  Here are some random shots along the way. 







I still laugh whenever I see a sign that says "fart" on it.  Fart=speed
 



 
 
Approaching Modalen
 


I wandered around for an hour before the boat took me back to Bergen.