Monday, April 17, 2006

The Norwegian Easter Dream

Easter in Norway....Any Norwegian with respect for himself and his country knows that the place to spend Easter is in the mountains, preferably in a cabin. This year, we finally joined the ranks of Norwegians who take off for the mountains during Easter. Thursday and Friday before Easter are national holidays here, as well as the Monday after Easter. In other words, everyone has time off at Easter.

Easter is the time to take off to your cabin in the mountains, go on long ski trips in the bright sunshine, and eat lots of oranges and Kvikklunsj, a kind of chocolate which is similar to a Kit Kat, and which has become synonymous with Easter and skiing in Norway.

And that is what we did this year. Here is the proof....

We made it to the top of Jomfruslettfjellet, 1137 meters over sea level (3700 feet). Not very high compared to mountains in the U.S., but we felt like we were on top of the world.

There was also a ski race for the kids in the cabins in our area. The Langaas boys beat the pants off of the other kids. All three did a great job! Espen and another boy were the two oldest, so they raced against each other - it was a close race, but Espen won! He got the grand prize for the race, and was pretty psyched!


TRexALot said...

It looks like you guys had an awesome Easter!! You guys should call yourselves the Langaas Olympic Team, with all those recent victories in the races. The boys look pretty damn fast in the pictures!! I hope that they're not too cool to hang out with their Aunties and Uncles this summer-----

Anonymous said...

Go Team Langaas!!!

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