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Norway, Days 7 & 8 - Trondheim
Friday, August 11, 2017      17 comments

We arrived in Trondheim at noon on Wednesday - the first time we traveled with absolutely no issues. It was great! My 2nd cousin-in-law, Odd Alte Dahlheimer, picked us up at the airport, That was a nice surprise and also nice that we didn't h... Read more
Norway, Day 6 - Pulpit Rock
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      16 comments

Today was a rather quiet day for me. Coli and I drove to Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock. It's about a 1 1/2 hour hike up and I knew that was a bit out of my abilities. So I walked a bit with Colin, then headed back down to wait at th... Read more
Norway, Days 4 & 5 - Stavanger
Monday, August 07, 2017      19 comments

We arrived in Stavanger, Norway late Saturday. Stavanger is known most for it's oil, in fact they have an Oil Museum here. Colin and I weren't interested in seeing that but apparently it's quite a large industry in present day. On Sunday ... Read more
Norway Day 3, a travel day
Sunday, August 06, 2017      21 comments

On Friday evening Colin and I walked down to the train station to make sure we knew where we had to go in the morning. We even talked to the station agents. We were all set. Neither of us slept very well because we knew we had to get up a... Read more
Norway, Oslo Day 2
Friday, August 04, 2017      19 comments

We had a bit slower day today - neither of us woke up until almost 9 a.m. Our first stop today was the Viking Museum. Was that ever interesting. First of all, those ships were HUGE, and were built in the 800's without any kind of power tools ... Read more
Norway, Day 1
Thursday, August 03, 2017      25 comments

Well, after couple of fairly rocky travel days and a near overnight in Paris (which sounds wonderful but had already been awake nearly 24 hours by that time and Paris just didn't work for me), we arrived in Oslo at 6:00 p.m. yesterday. By then ... Read more
Faith's Visit and Norway
Monday, July 31, 2017      19 comments

We took little Faith to her other Grandparents home on Friday morning. I was sorry to say good-bye. We had a lot of fun while she stayed with us but mostly it was just really nice to get to know her better. She will be going into 6th grade th... Read more
4 Years Ago Today.....
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      33 comments

....little Daisy came to live with us and changed my life. She was born in Bemidji at the Animal Shelter where my son is the Director. He accepted a cocker spaniel before he knew she was pregnant, by a golden retriever. Six puppies were born ... Read more
Monday, July 24, 2017      17 comments

I have been challenged today by BARBARA73 to write about Gratitude. I think often about gratitude and keep a gratitude journal. There are the obvious things that I am grateful for every day: my children, children-in-law and grandchildren, my ... Read more
Saturday, July 22, 2017      16 comments

One of my least favorite activities is shopping. I know, I'm a woman and I should love to shop - but I don't. My dear husband, on the other hand, is the shopper. He looks at everything. When we're in the grocery store my objective is to buy ... Read more
Getting Excited
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      14 comments

In exactly t weeks I will be in Norway. I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed about the trip - it is such a long time in an airplane and I really don't like that. Plus I find it's important for me to get up and walk around quite often to keep my... Read more
Daisy, my little motivator
Sunday, July 16, 2017      20 comments

This morning on our walk I was thinking about the question that comes up soften 'What motivates you to loose weight and live a healthier lifestyle?' Well, I know the answer to that question should be to live a long life for my kids/grandkids/hu... Read more
Friday, July 14, 2017      13 comments

On our walk this morning the David Bowie song 'Changes', which got me to thinking about all the changes in my life. Some changes have been easy and just happen naturally. That led me to think about my foot surgery a couple years ago. Th... Read more
There is always something, isn't there!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      13 comments

I was having a great day yesterday. At noon I took a Melt Yoga class at Lifetime Fitness, the gym I was able to join for free because my Medicare supplemental insurance covers the membership. They have several free classes to choose from. I e... Read more
Daisy, Annie and ME
Friday, July 07, 2017      14 comments

What an exciting morning. Annie came in to wake me up just before 6 a.m. Apparently her parents get up early but my alarm is set for 6 so I was ready to get up. Daisy decided she'd better see what was going on and came in as well. No lying a... Read more

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