Monday, February 25, 2008

In a Land Far Far Away...

Buddy weekend turned out very well.  After a long "Viking Dinner" I'll leave the photos to explain it.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Out into the Unknown

Hmmm... So you want me to take a bus 2 1/2 hours further into a country of which I don't speak the language to stay at a stranger's place for the weekend? Well, since you put it that way, OK, but first a little Googling my host family. It looks like we'll be staying here with Sissel and Hallbjørn Sverkmo. Online translation between Norwegian and English is a bit iffy, here's the best I could find.  Sounds like I might have to go fishing. Oh No! :) 

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Photos on the Way

As promised, I've finally had a chance to upload more photos.  The internet connection speed here is less than perfect for the heavy traffic I'm trying to send through.

Enjoy the gallery!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

In to the Mountains

We've moved further into the mountains of Norway for about a week's worth of winter training.  Photo to follow later today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Camp Værnes, Norway. Home sweet home, at least for the next few weeks.

If you're wondering about the Ø in NØway, when Google pops up like this you have to find it funny. What's Norwegian for Blogger?

The "Minneapolis" barracks.
The welcome basket.
Camp Ripley needs to hire their decorator.  Very European.  Almost Air Force standards. We'll see if there are omelets at breakfast before we give them that honor.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Oh Canada...

We've made it as far as the Gander airport in Newfoundland, Canada. An hour long refuel has left us enough time for a quick stop at the duty-free shop.

Overall, uneventful. My camera was packed away under the plane so a few shots on the trusty phone will have to do.