Wow, what an exciting April already, and so much more to come!
Last Thursday, I decided to take a little adventure (with a little encouragement from my mom!) and visit a Norwegian friend in Haugesund. Haugesund is located between Bergen and Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway. I'm sure glad I went; I got to experience a Norwegian Easter, great Norwegian food, a beautiful city/ocean and be exposed to tons of Norwegian!
Here is a panorama I took of the city (with the ocean in the background)--click on the picture to see a bigger version!
I stayed at my Norwegian friend's (his name is Øyvind--go ahead, try to pronounce it!) parents' house on the coast in Haugesund.
The interesting thing about this area is that during WW2, the German's set up a lot of mines off the coast and a lot of bunkers within this rocky coastline. We went to check some of them out.
I thought these were REALLY creepy!
Lastly on our coastal walk, we visited this viking memorial. This mound was supposedly created upon a Viking King who brought all the other Viking Kings from different areas together and created peace throughout the different groups of Vikings.
Staying on the Viking topic, we also visited this "island" that was rebuilt to look like it had during a viking settlement.
Also, there is a very famous church called St. Olav's Church, that has a rock slowly starting to fall onto it...
Okay, now something we randomly stumbled onto in the area...
Here are some pictures from around Haugesund.
Lastly, some pictures of another coastal area around Haugesund.
One last picture that I think is great...Øyvind's mom gave me an Easter egg full of candy! I was pretty excited... :)
This month is full of exciting trips, Sarah giving birth and visiting friends! Check back soon for updates!! :)