Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our summer holiday!

Summer is almost over, and I guess there will be a bit more time for blogging in the months to come...

For our holiday this year, we borrowed my parent's camper van and drove through a few countries in Europe, seven to be exact (not counting Norway). We started off taking the ferry from Norway to Denmark. While there, we visited Legoland and this was the only day thorugh our three week long holiday we had rain...!! Then we drove through Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium to get to Maubeuge in France, where we visited some friends we hadn't seen in 12 years. After staying with them for a lovely weekend, we drove back to Belgium and then through Luxembourg to get to our dear friend, Edith, in Switzerland. We stayed with her for almost a week before we decided to start making our way home again.

We spent some time in the Rhine Valley (Germany) and also a couple of days in Denmark before taking the ferry back to Norway, where we visited my parents and met up with friends and family before we had to leave the camper van with my parents and take our "normal" car home.

That was the short version... hehe... don't want to bore you with all the small details... but instead I'll show some photos to tell you what we did...:

The girls would take every opportunity to have a bath in the hot, hot weather....
and we would take every opportunity to drink some good wine. The wine in the photo is a bottle we found in Edith's basement. I think it had been there for some time... the wine is even older than me (unfortunately it wasn't good anymore.... what a shame to waste such fine wine....)
we saw some farm animals/birds....
...and some wild animals/birds (stork)
We took a lovely boat trip on the river Rhein...
... where we saw some fantastic castles. There were sooo many of them!
We ate delicious food...
.... used tons of sun screen lotion
... did a bit of sight seeing
Not all the camp sites were crowded....
We even had time to sit down with a coffee and a good book...
and, of course, some more swimming!
What a great holiday!!!

4 comments:

Tofo said...

Det høres ut som et kjempeflott ferie!
Litt av en rundtur;)

Herlige sommerbilder!
Håper ikke det er helt slutt på sommeren enda...for snart reiser vi på "hytten" igjen;)

Klem fra Turid;)

Amy said...

What a great vacation you had, loved looking at all your pictures! Too much fun! :)

Guttemamma said...

Ja,det må kalles en "great holiday"!! Kjempefine bilder,spesielt det siste!
nattaklem

lineroxy said...

Flotte bilder, Tonje! :) Bra dere har fått koset dere i ferien. Sånne europeiske, middelalderske slott er bare helt fantastiske, altså. Så endel av dem i april da vi var på tur, det var helt magisk! :)