We have now had two great weeks with Dad and Teri here in Oslo. The weather hasn’t cooperated all the time but we have made the best out of it and we have had a good time no matter what. We had four wonderful days in the Oslo area, four great days in Mariestad and three memorable days in Bergen. I am happy that they took two weeks this time so they had time with the kids and us and could really get an idea of how we live, what we like, and a good taste of Norway and even Sweden.
I know they have appreciated the time they were able to spend with us, and every time they visit I learn new things about my dad that I may not have understood as a kid. He is a really good guy, and his wife Teri is also very loving and tries to take care of and help everyone she cares about. My sons have really been around a lot lately which shows how much they want to be with their grandparents while they were here, and even Renny’s family has come to visit several times to get to know my family better. So all in all it has been a great success all around.
But tomorrow they have to get on the plane home. And while we need our lives to get more back to normal, and they do too, not to mention Dad’s vacation is over…it is still sad to let them go. I know it will be a long time before I see them again, at least a year. Next time will probably be in the USA, but then again who knows. The most important thing though is that we have really made the most out of the time we had here and now! I’ll miss you guys!!