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Norway in a Nutshell: Bergen in a Leaf

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Norway in a nutshell is a great way to see lots of a gorgeous country. It’s grueling though! We were on trains, boats and buses for 12 hours! Sadly, there is no beer on the boat until May 1st, so all future tourists make sure not to go to Norway in April.

This montage includes all legs of the Norway in a Nutshell trip plus our time spent in Bergen. We were joined by some great Norwegian friends for the last half of the trip. Conversation and laughter abound.

Norway is stunningly beautiful.

OSLO to MYRDAL

WAY too early

WAY too early

Jack and Daniel in the house, er , train

Jack and Daniel in the house, er , train

Dining car

Dining car

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MYRDAL TO FLÅN

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Incredible!

Incredible!

Is it THIS thing??

Is it THIS thing??

FJORD BOAT TO VOSS

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VOSS

Bus to Voss

Bus to Voss

Bergen in a Leaf

Bergen Night

Sunset from the Restaurant

Sunset from the Restaurant

Akavit

Akavit

Carhart is high style in Bergen

Carhart is high style in Bergen

Bergen Day

Breakfast in Bergen

Breakfast in Bergen

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The cable car goes back down.

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Bergen spring

Bergen spring

Long live Norway

Long live Norway

Ripped Out By the Roots (Middleburg Dairy Barn Art)

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Sunday afternoon started out idyllic enough. The setting for the Dairy Barn Gallery outside of Middleburg is about as pretty as Virginia gets.

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A collection of great artists and good friends, including: Maureen Limon, Winslow McCagg, Anna Billman and Richard Lew (with six others) brought the space to life.

Winslow McCagg

Winslow McCagg

Anna Billman

Anna Billman

Richard Lew

Richard Lew

Maureen Limon

Maureen Limon

But then things took a turn for the macabre. First there was the prayer wheel made by the robot overlords and thrust back in time.

And then there was the bedroom/bathroom pair of spigots (credit to Charley Billman for the perfect naming scheme). Look left. Look right. Giggle.

Sometimes up and sometimes down (Anna Billman)

Sometimes up and sometimes down (Anna Billman)

But in the end we were threatened by the horseradish root and beat a hasty retreat.

This could be you, male. (Anna Billman)

This could be you, male. (Anna Billman)

Busted

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Somebody let herself in.

Somebody let herself in.

The only solution to this trauma is a Berryville Passage.

Berryville passage step the last.

Berryville passage step the last.

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