Thursday, 5 February 2015
From being the worst dressed, chumpiest chumps out on the trails on our first day in Norway, we're now practically Norwegian, drinking hot chocolate and eating Kvikk Lunsj (norwegian kit-kats) by a river in the sunshine in minus 14. We are so Norwegian we even brought something to sit on so our butts didn't freeze.
Yep today it was minus 14 and the snow was sparkling in the sunshine. In fact the air was sparkling as if someone was scattering glitter from the sky. It's been around -5 or so until today so the almost 10 degree drop took some getting used to. I was afraid we'd freeze if we stopped moving but in the sunshine it was perfectly fine. Not having any wind makes a big difference.
It was our last morning in Lillehammer we just had to go our for one last ski. This week the kids (and the adults) have improved heaps - it's been great. We just need to convince them that downhill will be fun too as the next 6 days will be more focused on that.
After our morning trip we returned to Lillehammer and said goodbye to the lovely Korsæth family and the dog then headed back down to Drammen. It's amazing to think that we ski-ed one zillionth of the available trails. There's so much more to do - I hope it won't be so long before we are all back again.