Thursday, 28 December 2017

Christmas holiday part three

After a lovely dinner with family and friends on Christmas Day, there was the clean-up left to do. We did move some of the furniture back again (I had a large living room table on my bed, not really good for sleep), but left the dining room table in situ. On it were clean glasses and plates that needed to be boxed again and put away in the cupboard. They could wait however.

On Boxing Day we did most of the moving and washing and clearing. And by the end of the day, the place looked quite decent again. Although for some reason the kitchen didn't seem to follow suit. Every time we cleared some away, new stuff appeared as if from nowhere! Weird that...

On December 27th I had some errands to run. First of all I needed to order my new driver's license. My current one was still good, but since I needed something else as well, it was decided to do everything at once. Fortunately the wait wasn't too long and pretty soon the money was paid and we were on our way to the next destination: the police. 

Here the wait was a bit longer. Apparently we had arrived at lunch time because there was hardly anybody about. But, finally it was my turn and I gave them the paperwork they needed so they could issue me with a new driver's note. Without it I am not allowed to drive a bus here in Norway. 

Then it was a quick stop at the office to get some bus tickets for me (more to follow later in the week) and then we got in the car. We wanted to see some nice things. Preferably white. So, we headed inland. And pretty soon the snow started. On the top of the mountains, occasionally a bit further down. But never much.

We drove through several tunnels and every time we were nearing the end we were wondering: what would we see this time. And every time we were disappointed: green/grey/brown! 

But then...

We got to the end of a tunnel and all of a sudden we saw white. And a lot of it as well. Gera immediately grabbed the camera we had taken with us and started snapping away. It was beautiful. At times a bit treacherous and even with spiked tires it was a bit slippery on occasion. But it was so lovely. We managed to get down to the waterfall we saw during the summer, where we took some selfies.

It was only a short stop before our feet and hands got cold and we made our way back to the car. As you may recall, we stopped at that very same waterfall in the summer and we drove on towards the Hardanger Plains. This time? We returned home. We had learned. The day had been a fantastic one however.

14 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Very pretty!!! It is an interesting thing that, though majority of us really don't do well in the cold, that we still hanker to see the white at this time of the year!!! There is just a smattering on the Bishops Seat, outside my window, but I think it is more frost than snow. Add to that the very bright sunshine and blue skies and it is altogether weird. YAM xx

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    1. I must admit I love snow. And I think I have enough woolen undies to survive a few hours. Here in our area there is no snow. We had to drive about two hours inland to see more than just the mountain tops. Well worth the trip though.

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    2. ,,,and this morning I awoke to full white stuff. Was supposed to be travelling to Edin today - but it's not the best for driving. May delay till Sunday, when it's supposed to be brighter and clearer. Yxx

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  2. We loved seeing the snow covered mountains! Wow!

    Here's the recipe for Oma's pork roast and sauerkraut. It's super easy. 1 large pork roast, 1 bag sauerkraut, 1 chopped apple, 1/2 a sliced onion, a few spoonfulls of brown sugar, and about 10 whole cloves. Put it all in a crockpot and let it cook in low all day (about 8 hours.)

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    1. It sounds delicious! Will have to try as soon as I get myself a crockpot!

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  3. What fun and festivities you had and your dinner table was set beautifully and the food made our mouths water.
    Those were some snowy mountains. We have very clear skies today not a hint of any precip but boy is it cold for NC.
    In fact the next 7 days are going to be frigid.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  4. What a productive day you had as well as getting to see some very Christmassy snow.

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    1. Fortunately I have a dishwasher now. Although there are still some glasses waiting to be washed by hand.

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  5. Our mom got cold looking at those pictures! God thing the license is in order!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Ah, scarves and hats are a necessity!!

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  6. So glad you got things cleaned up and got some errands done. How wonderful to see the snow! So beautiful....

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  7. Sister time is the very, very best time!

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    1. We love spending time together.

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