Well, I did have good intentions a couple of months ago to start writing and posting pictures on my blog. Because of a various reasons I did not start. But no better reason to start up again then my arrival in Norway. I arrived yesterday after leaving MSP and changing planes in both Chicago and Munich. Everything went smooth and I arrived in Norway 16 hours after departure. My good friend and relative Per Odd picked up my father and I at the airport and we spent a nice night at his house. My father wanted to visit Norway again with me and since I had customers I was already going to be with in August it worked out for him to come a couple weeks before my customers do. It will be fun being with my father as he enjoys travel and Norway as much as me…well maybe close to how much I enjoy it.
We left this morning and drove first to Gol in Hallingdal. This is where my fathers great-grandmother came from. It was a beautiful day and we got lucky meeting a very nice and knowledgeable gentleman by the name of Knut Amundsli, who knew a lot about the family places we were looking for. Our ancestors came mainly from a place called Liagardene,which are small farms high on the side of the mountains up the Halling Valley. Cool place and unbelievable how people carved out farms in this area.
We got some cool pics of farms and especially a stabbur built in 1527. We also got a little history lesson from Knut, who talked about his relatives from Roseau, MN named Lee.
We then drove on to Luster in Sognefjord and had a beautiful drive through Lærdal, visiting Borgund Stave Church.
The last part of the leg before getting to our relative, Borgny Urne Tangen, was a ferry over the Sognefjord. We had a little sun, a little haze, and a little clouds, which made for a great picture of a sun beginning to set.
Well, I have been told by some experts (my brother Nathaniel among them), that in order to help with the marketing of my new business, Norwegian Heritage Travel, I will need to create an online profile. This will include a business website, better facebook posting, personal blog, instragram, and maybe a few others. Uff da! That seems like a lot especially for a guy who rarely posts anything on his facebook page and isn’t exactly social media friendly. Plus, I do not quite think I am interesting enough to blog. But, oh well, here goes nothing! P.S. I hope this is sufficient enough for my first blog!