Saturday, April 16, 2011

N is for Norway

"N" is one of my super easy posts because I get to refer you to a wonderful travel blog called Girls Trek Too from author/blogger Cara Lopez Lee, author of They Only Eat Their Husbands.

My guest post (with photos) is called Older Gals Trek Too: Discovering My Norwegian Homeland. In 1998 I took a solo trip to Norway, visited my mother's cousins, and then took off alone to explore the land of my ancestors by train and ferry. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I did it when I was 56 years old.

I hope you have a great weekend.

11 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

What a way to travel solo, though I began travelling when I was about 55 when I discovered I could go on a plane and not feel afraid but it was only domestic flights, as the years went on I began to get more adventuresome I went to Spain for my son's wedding. Sine then have been to the US 3 times.
Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - An excellent choice! Your post made me think of Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole series, which takes place in Oslo. I've never been there, but I'd love to go...

TheyCallMeVarmit said...

Very nice post...off to check out your adventure!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Yvonne, maybe someday you'll visit Colorado. I sure hope you'll let me know if that happens. It would be great to meet you in person.

Hi Margot -- I have not read the Harry Hole series so I'll have to check it out. I was only in Oslo one night, but would love to go back for a longer stay.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, April. I hope you enjoy the post on Cara's blog. It was fun to sift through my photos again and choose which ones to use.

Mary Aalgaard said...

That is marvelous. I'll go read that article. I also have roots in Norway and my family has traveled back to the "homeland" several times. I wrote a bit about it on A day, telling the story of our family name. My brother guest posted.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'd love to visit one day. I'll check out the link. Have a great weekend.

Monti said...

Norway sounds like an outstanding destination. Doubt that I'll make it there but I very much enjoyed reading about your trip!

Love the photo of Katie Kitten!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Patricia Stoltey said...

Mary -- I'll check out your "A" post. I've missed so many good posts because of the large number of folks participating in A to Z.

Hi Medeia. Thanks for stopping by. You'll like Cara's blog.

Hi Monti -- Katie says thank you.

kmckendry said...

That sounds like an awesome trip. My grandpa's family comes from Norway. I hope I can get there someday. Have a great weekend.

Bob Sanchez said...

That trip sounds wonderful, Patricia. I've never been to anywhere in Scandinavia.