The adventures of Kurt, Sarah, Ethan, Reid & Leah

Cross Country Skiing Above the Treeline

February was a beautiful time here in Norway. Snow has been abundant along with the cold but the sun is steadily growing stronger and the days longer. This all added up to a great time for school kids in Norway to have their week long winter break. … [Read more...]

Colosseum Kino

Since moving to Oslo Sarah and I have yet to go see a movie in a theatre. All the big American movie releases premier here soon after the States and they do run in English with Norwegian subtitles, except for animated films which tend to get dubbed … [Read more...]

Ice Skating in the Snow

Snow is becoming more frequent as we head farther into December. Both the boys had winter activities at school last friday; Reid's class went to a nearby park for some sledding and Ethan's gym class walked over to an outdoor hand ball court that has … [Read more...]

The Holmenkollen Ski Jump

On a recent Saturday, the boys and I were itching to get out of the apartment. We had seen from a distance the giant man made ski jump that sits on a ridge just outside the city in an area called Holmenkollen, it is an impressive structure that I … [Read more...]

An Evening in Asker

As soon as our family announced that we would be living in Norway for a year, one of my parents dear friends reached out to us and suggested that we contact their good friends Helene and Knut who live just outside of Oslo in Asker. After exchanging … [Read more...]

Oslo Dansens Hus

Sarah and I subscribe to a weekly listserv that aggregates the coming week's "American-centric" activities in and around Oslo. Sarah noticed there was a dance show that Leah and I might enjoy. She purchased a couple of tickets so Leah and I could … [Read more...]

Teknisk Museum

Last Saturday we visited the Norwegian Technical Museum. The museum is in north Oslo and just a short walk from the last tram stop on line 11/12. We packed a lunch, made our way on the tram and upon arrival sat outside under a beautiful sky to eat a … [Read more...]

Trip to Bergen: Day 3

[This post covers the last day of our 3 day excursion to Bergen. Here are links to Day 1 and Day 2.] The 3rd day of our trip marked our return to Oslo and to date stands as the most picturesque day we have spent in Norway. We booked tickets on … [Read more...]

mmmm mmmm mmm…

We first saw this commercial during the Olympics, a prime example of wringing every ounce of value from a "one hit wonder". Sarah and I chuckle a bit every time we see it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxgb94RK-h0 … [Read more...]

H2Oslo

Norway is expensive and things we usually take for granted in the States are often twice or three times as expensive. But there is one thing that our family agrees is MUCH better here than in the States and is absolutely free – Norwegian drinking … [Read more...]