Norway, day number 1:
Today was our first full day in Norway. Yesterday we spent 8 and a half hours in a plane and and 3 in a car. We got to Helga and Olaf’s house to eat and sleep. Today we drove about 2 hours to Olebjorn’s house and hiked a mountain to where it all began, the Solberg farm.
This is where our last name originated and where my great, great, grandfather started his family and lived off the fat of the land in the 1800’s. We took pictures, had lunch, and placed some of my grandfather’s ashes under a rock near the old house overlooking the fields. I miss him a lot and everything here reminds me of him. The sky is blue, everywhere I look there is grass, trees, and hills. Flowers grow everywhere and the roads are extremely curvy. Today is cold. It is funny because their summer feels like Florida’s winter! I love it! Today, someone asked me my name and I replied Samantha, in a Norwegian accent (sounds like Samonta). I can already say a few words and two phrases in Norwegian. I am finally seeing where my blond hair, and blue eyes are from and why I love the cold, mountains, hiking, and windows rolled down so much. Tonight I dinner we sang the entire amazing grace with a piano accordion. Every one here is so musical! Yah, jeg er en norsk.