…Babs, a friend of mine wanted to come to visit me at wednesday and stay for the whole week but because of some troubles in her family, she had to cancel her flight. I was sooo looking forward but, well… Another time!
Left Horten Friday morning to go to Göteborg. Some swedish freeski-buddies were presenting their film: Catch us if you can! by Generation Flinga – a freeski film just with girls!!!! Really cool!!! http://www.generationflinga.se
But before that – ferry to Moss and then 3 hours drive to Göteborg, finally got some winter tyres (was cool to watch men working;-)…), finding my way around in this huge city, shopping, hanging around in the city, searching for a good parking place (which took some time…)…
Parked my car near the opera house and left to find Lounges – the bar where the movie was going to be presented and where I would find Sara… One of the athletes in the movie I know… I was on the guest list, at the entrance I met Janette Hargin, also know her from skiing… Good to see some familiar people! Going there all by myself and hardly knowing anybody was quite a challenge;-) …of course the girls were very busy and sooooo many people came to see them… Anyway met another freeski-girl, Karolina Ekman and had a nice chat with her… Tombola and after that they were showing the film on the “big” screen – it’s a very cool film with a lot of passion, great skiing, big jumps and crashes AND just with girls!!!! Very cool!!!So met a lot of people, after the film was presented, had more time to chat with Janette and Sara… Got to know cool people and met the one and only – JAMIE PIERRE!!! Such a cool guy and soooo down to earth!!! U rock man!!!
…walked back to my car around 4.30 a.m. and got a shock when I got there! My car was broken up!!!! First I thought, well maybe I’ve forgotten to lock it but no, not my fault! I was happy that just at this moment a security guy showed up and was soooo helpful to me!!! A nice Aussie guy working and living in Göteborg… He told me that this happened to them too, just a year ago but not in Sweden, in Norway!!! It’s a big city, so… Sh… happens;-)… I was really surprised that the thieves actually didn’t steal much. First I thought, everything was still here but later I recognized that they had stolen one of my bags. Can’t believe that because what would thieves do with english and norwegian books???? 😉 Really happy that they left everything else in my car – my bike, downjacket, sleeping bag, soooo many things and they didn’t take it!!! Thxxxx a lot!!!! 🙂
Actually I had planned to sleep in the car but not anymore… At least – not at this place!!! …being 120% awake by this incidence I was searching for another place where I could park and sleep in the car… Well, found one, not a good one though, so I tried to sleep but couldn’t… Still a bit scared;-)… I said to myself, this incident can’t happen twice, well although, you’ll never know…;-) Left this place, drove around – I think it was already 6 a.m… 😉 …finally found a very good one and stayed there to sleep for a couple of hours…
Got up at 10 a.m., quick breakfast, parked my car outside town to bike to the city, went to the police station in Göteborg, spent an hour there, very helpful police officers, a bit sightseeing, shopping (oh man – normal prices!!!! soooo coooool!!!! – went to a Coop Big market, a huge grocery store, like in the States… – HUGE!!! it felt like being in paradise!!!! as Norway is twice as expensive as Austria, I got lots of groceries there…), left Göteborg around 4 p.m. – back in Horten, met my neighbour Christian, to whom I had to explain what happened…;-)
All good!!!! Happy ending!!!! 🙂