Monday, June 29, 2009

Vacay recap


Oslo, Norway was so beautiful and picturesque. I recommend going there at least once in your life time. Oslo is the most expensive city I have ever visited, more than Paris and London. They still use the Norwegian Kroner instead of Euro, it was too depressing to keep converting. The people were very friendly and everybody speaks English. The food was very good, but some what disappointing that American chains have made it to Norway, like TGI Fridays and Hard Rock Cafe and of course Mc Donald's and Burger King. Though I was bummed one chain restaurant was not there, "Starbucks". I have to say I was dying for a good coffee or latte. We did an all day tour and boat tour, it was very good and easy on the feet. 6 Museum's, The Vigeland Sculptor Park and many sites from the boat and bus. It was a partly rainy day but other than that the weather was amazing, even came home with some color on my face. On the other days we visited the Art museum and saw the painting "The Scream" and many others. We went to the Palace and saw the changing of guards, no royalty in the house. Saw the largest Fresco at the Oslo City Hall and did some shopping. Had 24 hour daylight, sunshine, laughter and great quality family time. Much needed Daddy/Hubby time and a great Father's Day weekend.

12 comments:

preppyplayer said...

First!
Sounds like and amazing vacay! let me know what type activities you are interested in when you come here...
Seems like it might not be museums for awhile?
I do think a Jersey shore day is in order and a trip to little italy.
happy Monday!

Bobbi said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

I'd love to be able to visit Norway and Sweden one day, that's where my ancestors are from.

Thanks for all the great pictures!

t.t. millers said...

Awesome!!! Other cultures facinate me. I'm surprised they do not use the Euro yet. I'm glad you had a good time!

Deidra said...

What a great trip! I'm so glad you got to get away together!

Joyce said...

Sounds like it was a great weekend filled with new things to see and enjoy!

PS I think what prep has planned for her tour sounds like my kind of trip. I hope there is wine on the list.

Enjoy! xoxo

heidi said...

You guys are adorable.

Ina in Alaska said...

Frau, that was just fantastic. I feel like I have been on TWO trips simultaneously--- our Alaskan wedding AND Oslo!! I LOVED the sculpture park. I think Katelyn is a lucky young lady to be having this wonderful life experience that she will never forget.

Just a fantastic recap and thank you for taking the time to share with us!! Many hugs!!! xoxo

Andrea said...

Sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. No starbucks....that is a bummer!

Pink Martini said...

Loved traveling with you and your family. Thanks for sharing and for your witty reporting along the way.

Coffee with Cathy said...

So disappointing to learn that Norway does not have good coffee - Starbucks or not. But the rest sounds lovely!

megan said...

Hi! SOunds like you had a great trip! Can't wait to see ya in July! Love ya Mary

RennyBA's Terella said...

I know I'm late, but did not met you in Blogsphere today.

As a local at first I would say I'm glad you had such lovely time with great fun in Oslo. For sure you know how to find the highlights - I would say; excellent picks! My fave is the Vigerland Park and Bygd√ły (with all the museums).

I also want to compliment you for your posts with interesting reads and great and documenting pictures!

Wish I knew you was here last summer as it would have been nice to meet up. Maybe I could tempt you to come back to the Oslo Blog Gathering in August?