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Norway, Here I Come!

As my vacation time gets closer, I'm getting more and more excited about my plans to visit Ysla in Norway.
Since Ysla lives and works in Oslo, that's where we'll begin our travels. We're so excited that we've managed to co-ordinate our vacation times so that I'll get to have Ysla as my full time guide and travel compaion for the whole visit.

I think I've mentioned that Ysla's cousin, Vidar Evenstad, has an import/export business here in NYC and we see each other quite often. It would be wonderful if he were going to Norway with me, but that just won't work out this time. However he has made some suggestions of places to see and excitng things to do while I'm there. luxury-destination-norway-nature-wonders (10)
He's suggested a trip to some of the small towns where I can really get a sense of the essence of Norway. Wouldn't it be wonderful to take a boat out on that gorgeous water? I wonder if that could be arranged?

Ysla sent this photo of Oslo in the early evening. I'm positive we'll have terribly exciting times. I've been to Oslo before, but it was always a business trip and that never alowed me enough time to really get to know the city. Hopefully we'll go to some of the wonderful craft museums since we both love fabric arts of all sorts. There is a viking ship museum that should be amazing, and the Norsk Folkemuseum just can't be missed. I'm working on a long list of things I want to see and do!
Did I mention that I plan to save plenty of time to shop? You know I love to mix modern styles with vintage touches and I'm thinking that a few folk costume bits and pieces will need to come home with me. I'm all excited just thinking about it.

This winter I had a chance to brush up my skiing skills so I do think that a trip to the ski museum will be a necessity! Norway and skiing just seem to go hand-in-hand, don't they?
Here's Ysla in front of the ski lodge we visited in upstate NY during her visit.
And here I am getting ready to hit the slopes! Who knows? I might even treat myself to a new pair of skis. I'm pretty sure that I'll at least get a knitted hat and gloves.

Just writing this blog entry has made me want the time until I leave to just fly past! But not too fast. I am having dinner with the handsome Vidar tonight, and he has promised to give me more ideas of things to see and places to visit!

Sometimes I just love my life!!

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