Church Hookie and a Day Trip to Bergen

One Saturday while Chris was off working around the world, Jenn called me at 9 o’clock at night to ask if I wanted to go on a day trip to Bergen with her the next morning while she drove her kid to a basketball tournament up there.

Naturally I said, “OF COURSE!”

Actually…much to my dismay I didn’t actually say, “of course!” right away, nor with so much gusto. I sat there and stressed about all the things I needed to do the next day in order to be productive and I almost told her no.

Then I had to smack myself right upside the head. What happened to the girl who would drop everything to drive 3 hours to the Grand Canyon just to watch the sunset? I realized I’d become so tied up in trying to do a million different things that I’d lost her somewhere along the way :(  I patted my sore noggin and called Jenn back right away to tell her I was in and didn’t give it a second thought.

And I was SO glad I did! Not only was it beautiful and tons of fun with Jenn, it was also a trip of self re-discovery. It was wonderous.

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Naturally, we ate at the most Norwegian restaurant we could find ;)

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Creepy troll head forest.

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We almost talked/flirted our way onto this submarine. Apparently it was Navy Day in Bergen Harbor, but we had missed the time allotted for tours. We were crushed, but right as we were bemoaning our lack of knowledge a group of sailors climbed out of the submarine. We started chatting it up with them and one of them was about to let us on for a super quick personal tour, but his fellow sailor talked him out of it. Apparently their captain was a few buildings away eating lunch at McDonalds. Drat! So close!

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The UNESCO -acclaimed Bergen Brygge.

These buildings have been around since the 1700s, and the foundations have been there since the Hanseatic era (the original buildings were destroyed in a fire in the 1700s).

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Bergen from the top of the Fløibanen funicular.

I’m pleased to say my spontaneous self is back and ready for action! That was a close one!

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