First:: If you are curious, see my updated previous post. Marius got a picture of the tiny clip used for the commercial.
Marius and I drove up on Monday evening - and I did the driving! I need to get the feel back for driving a manual. I'm included on Marius' car insurance now that I am 25. Tuesday we went on the usual loop called "Seterrunden" - or "summer farm loop". A seter is a farm occupied in the summertime when farmers bring their livestock up to the mountains to eat the mountain grass. It's usually a relaxing loop, but you can see there is a bit of hill climbing involved.
The next two days I decided to run. Wednesday the weather wasn't optimal for skiing, but that still didn't stop the Engebrethsens. They are skiing machines! Thursday I ran again...wasn't exactly feeling up to skiing yet, but Friday the weather was perfect for a long trip. We went over "That Damn Mountain", which got the best of me in 2012 when I just came down with pneumonia, and the visibility conditions were very bad. This year that mountain took me out on one of the back slopes that was a difficult to plow down. Had a good wipe out and gave all the other skiers a good show!
I should have taken some pictures of our dinner from Saturday night. We had lamb for the night before Easter Sunday - or for the Norwegians "Påskeaften". They put more emphasis on both Christmas Eve and Easter Eve (?). Definitely a different set of traditions. One year I need to get an egg coloring kit so that I can have us all color eggs and do an egg hunt.
|[The Engebrethsen ski team]|
|[Nice weather for the last trip]|
|[Typical breakfast in Norway - the egg has a face on it for Easter though]|
|[Teaching me how to prepare skis]|