Here I am, back again! Yes, I am still alive if you were wondering. Sorry I haven’t been around so much lately. Life has gotten just a whole lot busier for me now that school is in full swing. My research project is finally underway, and I have demanding classes plus a part time job – so honestly sometimes days go by without me so much as checking my mail. But I take time off when I can, and I am taking time for you NOW.
This weekend I also took a well deserved break with the “Sandbox Mafia” to visit my friend’s family place in the mountains. I have blogged on this as a guest blogger at RennyBA, click here for a look back at my earlier trips.
This time we made a fall trip and experienced the best of all the seasons actually. But lets take the trip a little at a time, shall we. On the way up we had a bit of rain, but it didn’t spoil our spirits or the lovely fall colors. The trees are making a dramatic display this year as we are having an especially chilly fall. Here is the Mafia taking a coffee break along the way to the mountain cabin.
Snow has already set in on the mountain tops, and the area where the cabin is was just 34 degrees F when we arrived. There is no electricity or running water hooked up to the cabin, and of course that also means an outhouse (toilet). However getting away from it all, and enjoying the quiet charm of the Norwegian mountains is well worth giving up the everyday comforts. There are some lights powered by solar panels, but these have to be used very sparingly as winter is on the way. There isn’t as much daylight as there is in the summer, you know.
The fireplace provides both warmth and light, and candles are placed all around the rooms and even on the outdoor table. Oh did you think we only sit outside in the summer time???
Come back in a couple of days to see our mountain walk and fall picnic along the shores of a sparkling clean lake…and a surprise which visited us in the night!!