My daughter when she was so cute and little, a long time ago.
Let me take you on a trip to Easter in Norway. A typical Easter here is not the same as you might be used to. Here is a list of what you will need to bring with you:
- Skiis, ( cross country , downhill, snowboard etc...)
- Wool underware ( long johns) and warm clothing plus plenty of socks
- Good hiking boots
- Food for outside grilling in the mountains, such as hotdogs
- Backpack with standard survival geer and shovel
- Chocolate and plenty of oranges
- A good criminal mystery book ( here in Norway Easter crime is all the rage)
- Thermos and pocket-flask for your choice of alcholic beverage
- Plenty of beer and wine, soda and what ever else you might drink
Easter here starts on the Friday before palm sunday and lasts until the tuesday after easter Sunday. Thats right, easter lasts a long time here so we need to plan our shopping well. The stores are closed most of easter so be prepared to stand in line, especially at the liqour store. We need to get an early start so we can avoid most of the traffic on our way up to the cabin in the mountains. Of cource we know that will never happen but each year we try anyways.
So you want to know what we will be doing besides eating, drinking and jumping in icecold water after a sauna? Then you better get out your skiis because thats what norwegians do, and yes kids are born with them on their feet, well almost.
Hope you enjoyed your little trip. Unfortunatly this year we are staying home and I get to spend more time with the saw and renovations. Easter is so late this year that there is not so much snow at the cabin anyways. Oh, and if you expect a visit from the easter bunny you will be disappointed. In norway, we have the easter chicken.
So what is your easter like?