On Easter break!

It's Wednesday and we've been up north at my parents house for five days now, which is why I've been quiet for a while. Not that silence from me has been that unusual lately.. Our trip wasn't really planned, but after conspiring a little with my older brother we just decided to pack up the car and start on the 11 hour drive to go see my parents, my brother (who left the day before us by train) and.. my "new" niece!

See, my brother was originally visiting us in Trondheim when my mom invited his eldest daughter Catharina to come down for Easter. To make a long story very, very short, our family has just grown by one teenager - and I really wanted to meet her as well, especially since I was the first one from our family to contact her. And after spending five days with her, I'm really glad we decided to go even though the roads were a nightmare! She's such a doll, and I absolutely adore her. I'm tremendously happy to have been able to get to know her, and I hope she'll come visit us in Trondheim some time.

Saltfjellet, April 2011

The picture above shows the new road across Saltfjellet. Fascinating, huh? The speed limit was 80 km/h, but going any faster than 10 km/h would be insanity and quite possibly suicidal. This was a very worst part of E6, but there were several times I thought I'd end up with whiplash or a broken spine. Norway is supposed to be one of the richest countries in the world, I wish they'd spend a tad more money on our roads.

Despite it being Easter and all, and me seriously thinking that I'd manage to save some money when I wasn't sitting at home, browsing all kinds of interesting websites, I failed. Immensely. I've been shopping, spending money, and having fun. I'll do another post whenever Mr. Postman decides to stop by. Holidays are killing me!

Photo © Øyvind H. '11

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