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

Sunday at the harbor

It was just one week ago I was sporting mittens and a scarf to get around town. But yesterday and today are proving to be what we have been told is akin to a heat wave in July. Highs in the mid-70's. So we headed down to the water in an area known as … [Read more...]

Holmen-‘cooool’-len ski jump competition

By Ethan + Reid + Leah E: Every year Oslo hosts a World Cup Ski jump event at the Holmenkollen ski jump. We went there before earlier in the summer with Dad and went up to see the troll statue and the rope course. We had not been there since … [Read more...]

Walking around Sognsvann

We found what felt like the 'Cades Cove' of Oslo this past Sunday. Back home Cades Cove is an immensely popular area to visit in the Smoky Mountains. We made the comparison here due to the popularity of these two outdoor locations. The biggest … [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...]

The King’s Guard

Leah and I spent a great day with two other Fulbrighters here from the States. Ann, who is here from Memphis (a fellow Tennessean!) and Judith, from New Mexico, are roving scholars who travel from school to school across Norway conducting class … [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...]

100 years of Norwegian military flight

This past weekend Oslo put on an air show as part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the nation's military air force. This event downtown was just one of several that are planed throughout the country in 2012. Stamps have … [Read more...]

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Seeing that we are on the eve of school starting tomorrow, and we've suffered enough of not having Leah take an afternoon nap, we opted to stick closer to home today and had our first visit to Frogner Park. And more notably, the Vigeland Sculpture … [Read more...]

Ye Olde Oslo

[We are off to Bergen for a few days and will post again when we are back, til then, some Norwegian history ...] There are a plethora of museums throughout Oslo, some expected ones: Museum of Natural History, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of … [Read more...]

Frognerseteren Hovedrestaurant

Our landlord told us of a lovely lodge with a nice view at the end of one of the subway lines. Seeing that we have purchased our subway passes for the month and the kids travel free on the weekends, we thought we'd go for a ride. The Frognerseteren … [Read more...]