…Fjords, Ocean, Oslo, Toni, Fun, Skiing,…

 

It’s been a while;-)

…Today, my english written exam – 5 hours!!!! Oh my god! My head is still smoking;-) To be focused for such a long time – hard work;-) But I think it went well, as long as I get a positive grade – all good;-) Didn’t spend that much time on studying but… 🙂

So I have to go back a bit, good that I have a camera and take pictures, otherwise I would forget everything;-) hehe…

Toni, a good friend of mine came up for a visit for a couple of days. I was sooo looking forward for her to come!!! So I picked her up last wednesday at Asker, the train station, snowy and icecold there, we went to a nearby shopping center, strolling to nearly all of the clothing shops, stopped for a coffee until the waitress kindly asked us if we could leave because the shopping center is closing…;-) Time was running by and we didn’t recognize it… She brought sooooo many good things with her: Milka chocolate, Salami, Pasta sauces and other yummy things:-) Thxxxx a lot!!!!

Thursday: chilling day… Finally some snow in Horten:-) Slept out and decided to drive to Tjöme, the cool bouldering spot where I’ve been a couple of times in summer and during autumn… It’s just soooo beautiful there!

...at Tjöme...

Icy wind, long walk along the coast, to the boulder rocks, photo session… Nice, very nice!!!

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On the way back we stopped at Tönsberg, actually wanted to have a coffee at “Esmeralda”, a restaurant at the harbour, we stepped inside, the “welcome” guy asked if we wanted sth to eat and Toni decided spontaneous to order some fish and invited me! Tusen takk!!!! Was vaelde bra!!! Great atmosphere, the restaurant was furnished like an old sailing boat – you really had the feeling to be on a boat… It was not shaking though;-) Time flew by and we spent a long time sitting, talking and sharing stories…

Friday: Oslo… It is a cool city, Toni has been to Stockholm just a couple of days before (still was there, as she kept saying Stockholm to Oslo…;-)..) – the Swedes are cooler… Drove to “my” parking spot in Oslo where parking is free, came to the train stop, found out that the ticket machine didn’t work, waited for the next train, talked to a nice, old, local lady, sightseeing but actually more shopping…;-)

...Toni and the smiling wiki...;-)

The DoGa and the National Gallery were on the to do list but as we didn’t find it immediately, another coffee break (for me hot chocolate…) and shopping in the shopping mile… Shoe, clothing shops, more shoe and clothing shops… Norrona, HH store, Burger King… AND Toni finally got her beloved coat and was megahappy!! Looks cool on her! Back to Horten… Nice evening there, watching some freeride-clips, packing, getting ready for the mountains…

Saturday: early start, long drive was waiting – 4,5 h to Hemsedal… Beautiful scenery , more fjords, winter landscape, awesome! We arrived Gol around noon, looking for the tourist office – closed on a Saturday!, walked around town, asked for the prices for a room but decided to drive to Hemsedal instead and stay there overnight… Good decision…

@ Hemsedal...

No more hilly landscape, finally some real mountains!!! Jippiiii!!! And – winter was greeting;-)… We got there, to the tourist office, closed… So we went to some hotels and asked for a room. We were lucky, Hemsedal seemed to be pretty booked out for the weekend but we got an appartement… A huge appartement!!! The hotel manager told me he got 2 appartements, one noisy room with sauna and a more quiet room with kitchen… I went for the quiet room… After checking-in we went for a skitour… Actually we both expected Hemsedal being bigger but it’s definetely a cool place to be and ski…

Skitour with start at the hotel, nice walk through the forrest and later along the slope… It’s really weird, at 4 p.m. it’s already dark!!! However, there were lights, the slopes were lighted up, so no problem and if not we would have had our headlamps… The best of the tour was the skiing down;-)… It’s always like this… at least for me;-) We nearly “hopped” in the skibar on our way back but the hunger was stronger… Cooked dinner at our appartement, had a very funny tv-night, went to bed with the noise of the disco…

Sunday: Took it easy in the morning, packed everything, cleaned the appartement and finally went skiing!!!! It was really cool, the weather wasn’t to good but no problem! It would have been cool though, to see some of the view… Can’t have everything… Skiing day, hot chocolate break at a skihut, motivating words from Toni, great day… Skied until 3.30 p.m., actually until it got dark…;-) Anyhow, it gets dark around that time…

The P.P.-Lady...;-)
Mel:-) ...soon in new ZIENER-Outfit...!!!! 🙂

Long drive back to Horten, unloading, Toni packing, to bed…

Monday morning: early wake-up call, 6.30 a.m., good that Toni got awake by that time cause her alarm clock didn’t work… Everything in time though… Left Horten, drove Toni to the train station… Bye, bye and thanks a lot for coming!!!! It’s been a great time!!!!

…directly to university, basketball lesson, floorball and swimming, studying for the english exam… busy… but now – it’s OVER!!!! jipiiii!!!!

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