|Headed for a 3 month stay in Europe?|
The same is true with international travel; lots of work when packing but always worth it! Around the middle of the month, we set off for Norway! And talk about packing! Somehow, I ended up with one full-sized suitcase for each of us, plus carry-on! Prior to our flight to Norway, we spent a day and a half in Seattle. My husband is proud of the fact that he has never flown internationally in anything except business class! Since I've met him, that's all I have ever done too, and I never want to go back! But, it is becoming increasingly difficult to now find four business class award tickets together. That's the thing, he only uses miles for this. It's hard to believe but round trip, our tickets would have cost a whopping $15,000! For this reason, we were willing to make the "sacrifice" and fly out of SeaTac.
|Seattle Space Needle|
|Space Needle, 10 years prior.|
Day 2: Flew 10 hours to Frankfurt + 4 hour layover + 2 hours to Oslo. So nice having seats that lay flat...the kids were able to sleep, and so were we!
Day 3: Made it to Oslo! Kids did remarkably well on both flights! No one wearing masks in the airport! Checked into our hotel, explored a bit, went for pizza and SLEPT. Super clean, safe city - a world apart from Seattle. Amazing hotel! Kids were so good on flights! They’re tired right now but giddy and exploring the city. Found a great pizza place.
Day 4: Finally headed out of the hotel room around 4pm after sleeping about 16 hours! Grabbed some food for the kids and explored the beautiful area around our hotel, including the St. Olav Cathedral built in the late 1600s. And Daddy bought some Easter colored roses for us at a cute flower shop. Found a toy shop in the mall and walked by the water near the Akershus Fortress before having diner just after 9pm.
Day 5: Slept 12 hours and missed breakfast…again! Originally, we were planning on a 2 hour flight up to the Arctic circle and Russian boarder to stay at the Snow Hotel. Thank goodness we didn't, because we would have flown early this morning. Walked in the rain to Bjørvika bay to the Edvard Munch museum. Walked on top of the white modern opera house. Ducked into a coffee house, and stopped at playgrounds along the way. The kids were excellently behaved in the museum and had so much fun exploring all of the different levels. Cha did really well without a stroller. Although it limited our mileage a bit, it was nice to be free from the stroller.
|Beautiful skies, at almost 9pm!|
|Walking on the field before the Angels game!|