beautiful balestrand

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After the late night heavy metal concert in Bergen, we were all very ready for some peace and quiet. We found it in Balestrand Norway. To get to Balestrand we took the early morning Ferry out of Bergen, and came up through the Fjords to get here. The Beauty of ...

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heavy metal in bergen

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Last night after we ate our dinner at the Ship Inn we came out to this sight.






The tide had gone out and left all of the boats stranded on the sand.







This morning we flew from Aberdeen Scotland to Bergen Norway, the landing was absolutely spectacular. I've never ...

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st. andrews hole in one!

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Can you possibly imagine a better way to top off a trip to St. Andrews than with a hole in one? Well thats what I did!! Josh and I were playing this morning, and it was on the 16th hole. I hit my drive perfectly straight, just a little left ...

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a draw in edinburg

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One week after watching our Decorah Vikings take third in the state soccer tournament we were back watching futbol again. This time we were in Edinburgh Scotland watching USA play England. Now before you get too worried about us cheering for our side on the home turf of our opponent ...

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random rants on a train

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I am writing this on the train from London to Edinburgh where they have just announced the breakfast options. I don't get the concept of "English breakfast." I would like to meet the chef who came up with the idea of serving baked beans and eggs together! My guess ...

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adventure in the white tower

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Today's travel adventure involved the Tower of London. No, we were not arrested and tortured by the English royalty. We were on a tour of the tower of london. We had just finished the guided tour with one of the Yoman Warders (cool title eh?) and we decided to ...

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oxford, windsor and london

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Since I already posted about today's adventures I guess this is a catchup posting about yesterday. We started our day with a quick trip in to Oxford. We drove around the University area, and found the varsity shop so we could get the requisite sweatshirts. We also found a ...

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bath to oxford

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Do you remember Sir John Gielgud from the movie Arthur? Jeeves maybe? Imagine the most proper british gentleman you can, and you will have our guide for the tour of Blenheim Palace we had today. This guy was much shorter than Sir Gielgud but he was a pretty good guide ...

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a clean sweep of bath

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Yesterday we flew from Chicago to London. We tried a day flight instead of an overnight flight and it worked very well. We left Chicago at 9:05AM and arrived at Heathrow at 10:30PM. The flight was very easy an non-eventful, it worked perfect for someone who cannot fall ...

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off to a fast start

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Sitting in the Super 8 in Elk Grove IL, our plane leaves at 9:05 tomorrow morning. This is a new experiment for us, as usually flights to europe are overnight flights. This one will put us in London at 10:45 PM. We are hopeful that this will alleviate ...

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