Troll Crossing in Norway One Year Ago

Trollstigen (Troll’s Road) in Norway.  If you click the link you can see pictures of the winding Troll’s Road.

One year ago I was on the Arne and Carlos‘ Knitting Cruise going up the coast of Norway on MS Finnmarken.   Thanks to Pam from Massachusetts, my knitting colleague and ship roommate for sending this pic today. Yes that was a wonderful trip of a lifetime and there are many great memories.

I was so happy to receive an email today with this photo of myself that Pam took by the  Troll Crossing sign.  I was able to go and find the one I took of her, too.

Our tour bus was to drive up the winding roads but due to bad weather, the Troll Road was closed. (After looking at the photos of the road I think I am a bit relieved it was closed)

Thanks again for the fun memory, Pam.  I’m glad you follow the blog. Hope you like this post!

The weather that day
Troll Road Closed

Good to Go Away- Good to Return Home

 

Pittsburgh in the distance as we make our descent. 
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Cathedral of Learning University of Pittsburgh
Central Catholic rooftop silhouette as I wait for Steve to come pick me up at the bus stop

not my house but isn’t the light lovely on the brick?

Home sweet home. Grateful for safe travels.

Lacrosse Game in Berlin

Lacrosse game in Berlin.  Berlin, Ohio!

Not to be mistaken for Berlin, Germany.

Waiting for Jack’s game to start.

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Guest Blog “Ruth at Work”

I received the loveliest email from a nice knitter from Texas whom I met in Norway.

We traveled together on the Arne and Carlos Knitting Cruise.  She attached a photo of me on the deck of the M/S Finnmarken, shooting the Norwegian coastal  vista with my phone. Norway is a beautiful country.

I didn’t even know she took it. Turns out she’d also checked out my blog site when she got home and saw the People at Work series from last July’s show.

So she titled it “Ruth at Work”  Thanks Becky.

Photo by Becky Weaver 

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One Night in Oslo

The Knitting Cruise ended Thursday morning and we took a bus to the Kirkenes Airport, dispersing to various destinations. I’m headed to Reykjavík via one night in Oslo. After supper I walked and walked around the city, realizing my time in Oslo is short.

Here’s my night gallery of Oslo.

Wimmer’s Wieners Voted Best Eats in Nebraska

Wimmer’s Weiners in Wahoo,  Nebraska.

My Friend Joanne  said Wimmer’s Wieners  were voted Best Eats in Nebraska, in a book she read a few years back. We’re searching for the reference.

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We walked around the Wahoo Market and spoke with a member of the local police force, inquiring about the best place to eat. Another shopper let me photograph her T-shirt, shook my hand, said come visit again.  Everyone hospitable and nice.

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Loved the Wahoo Super (market)

David Letterman used to get mail delivered to Wahoo.

There were 5 famous men born in Wahoo according to the welcome sign.

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we saw a few more signs in Wahoo.