What About Alesund?

Every city in Norway, that we have visited, whether big or small, reveal their past….their triumphs, their struggles, their histories.  Today, in Alesund, we are starting out where we left off, on the canal at the statue of the “Wanderer” and now we are headed into the old part of the city …………..Set on a…

Living the Life at the Kjerringøy Trading Post, Norway

We have a few out buildings yet to see at the Kjerringøy Trading Post! Today, I am highlighting the differences between the merchant lifestyle (Anna Elisabeth’s house) and the fishermen, who traded and sought safe harbor between catches………The fishermen’s timber quarters are simple and utilitarian. There are several additional buildings, where the work was done,…

The Vintage Trading Post at Kjerringøy, Norway

Today, we are touring the Post at the Trading Post in Kjerringøy, Norway. This building was one of my favorites, besides the BIG house of Anna Elisabeth…….. I could just imagine all those fisherman, cold and hungry, returning from waters farther North with their herring catches and ready to make a round or two in…

Anna Elisabeth’s House; Kjerrinjøy Trading Post, Norway

If you have not been following us along from Bodø to Kjerringøy, you might want to! The past posts are just below! Today, we are going into Anna Elisabeth Zahl’s house at the Trading Post. Remember, ten years after her husband died, she married her store clerk, twenty-five years younger than her and together they…

The Wild, Wild North; Kjerringøy, Norway

We are headed to the Wilds of Norway! Let’s look at the scenery on the way there! Most likely, the folks that live here don’t think of it that way, but I do! It is REMOTE! The ship is at the port in Bodø and we are traveling on a very narrow stretch of road…

Home of the Hunstad/Meyer Farm, Near Troms, Norway

We’re still at the Hunstad/Meyer farm, but now we are going to another on-sight building that houses artifacts from days gone by…….This family has made it their journey to save their community’s past and their way of life, that was not so far in the past. One thing, is for sure, one had to be…

Oakland Cemetery: Life Goes On

Now, let’s see, where did we finish up….. We were in Oakland in the evening for the “Illumine.” See HERE for that adventure in case you missed it! We had such a good time and learned so much! The gardens were extraordinary and there were so many interesting architectural pieces, that we signed up for…

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia: A Victorian Garden

When we decided to go to Atlanta to explore gardens, Oakland Cemetery came up on the radar as 48 acres of garden splendor.  Hmm…… I was not so sure of this, but we decided to investigate.  Oakland Cemetery is named on the National Register of Historic Places, which made it very interesting for us, with…

Get To Know Atlanta: The Downtown Southern Food Walk

We are starting the day with a beautiful view from our room, wouldn’t you say? This is Mid-Town Atlanta and the best way to get to know a city is  to stay in the city center and start with a food tour! Today, we will be doing the Downtown Southern Food Walk and I can…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Hearts, Tarts, Queens and Guillotines

Come in, come in. This morning I am serving coffee with a heart motif and strawberry tarts. It is strange how my mind works…..let me tell you how I got to the hearts and tarts…….. This week I wrote a post about Mardi Gras (let the good times roll)…….how the celebration was started in Europe and…