As promised, I'm back to share pictures from the 2nd half of our time in Norway...the time we spent in the country. Warning: Heavy picture post.
My DH's parents live on the family farm. They do not own the main farm property but have a house on the farmland. My DH's grandfather divided a portion of the land to each sibling except the oldest (he inherited the main farmland). Long ago they built a small summer house. When they retired and decided to live on the farm, they added on to the house and made other improvements.
The farm has old houses like the old farm house.
The date on the stone stoop...1864
And the main farm house
Several of my DH's aunts and uncles also have summer homes on the property and there is a boat house down at the fjord, a mill house, barn and other buildings.
We hiked all around the farm, picked wild blueberries and wild flowers, skipped stones and enjoyed the beautiful days.
We took a day trip into Bergen.
Our DD1 studied in Bergen during her sophomore year in college. We were able to meet up with her friend.
Vage ~ harbor where we catch the ferry to Bergen
Much of the transportation in Norway is by ferry.
Bryggen from across the harbor
On another day, we took a trip to Folgefonna Glacier. There was plenty of snow up in the mountains!
Driving to Folgefonna
That high peak is the highest peak on the family farm as seen from across the fjord.
DH hiking in the snow
DD1 & DD3 on top of a big boulder
It was truly hard to pick just a few pictures among hundreds to give you a taste of the beauty of Norway and the great time we had.
We had some great family times and it was hard to say goodbye.
Our 3 beautiful daughters down at the boathouse.
Hope you enjoyed the sites.
I'll be back in a couple of days with some finishes!