Postcard Perfect

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I wanted Jon to experience the trip I did yesterday so this morning we left the kids happily to their own devices (literally), and Jon and I took the bus up to Nordseter.  So now it turns out that the only thing better than an A to B downhill ski that finishes at home, is doing it on a blue-sky day with Jon. So that was awesome. The weather was so fantastic we had to eventually ban ourselves from taking photographs or we never would have made it home!

The bus up to Nordseter is just the local service, so it's only a few bucks each and you put your skis underneath the bus (with all the other skis).  Even though Lillehammer is a small town of about 26000 they still get to have live timetables in their nice bus stops. Hmmph.  

Not surprisingly, given the weather, most of the other passengers were heading up there to go ski-ing today too.  Today we took the bus to the very end of the route which is just a bit higher than where I started yesterday and the extra half metre of snow against the blue sky made everything look extra heavily iced with royal icing...

Needless to say the rest of the trip was awesome. Here are some more photos.  We are squinting a little as the sun is so bright and I don't have any sunglasses.




Check out the creek bed in the above two photos. It snakes around magically.




Now from all the recent feedback I've received I know that you'd all prefer to see pictures of Norwegian Forest Cats than pictures of snow but you'll just have to console yourselves with these Norwegian Forest Cat footprints:

probably  :) 

At one point Jon took off his skis and discovered why Norwegians don't take off their skis when they need to step off the trail to relieve themselves..

His first step was ok, his second dropped him into a waist deep snow drift that I had to pull him out of!



And onwards down to Kristians Hall. In the distance on the right there is a teacher teaching his students how to ride rails and do other tricks on skis on obstacles (street style).  I'm assuming this was a normal class as the sports-college is right next door.  So one minute it's rail-riding, the next it's algebra. Nice.

That's it. I hadn't planned to but  I know that Jon would be very disappointed if I didn't post this photo he took of a butt shaped ball of snow stuck at the top of a tree with the amusingly placed jet stream heading towards it. It took him ages to get the timing just right. Just be grateful I'm only posting one of the series..

Random Photos Friday, 13 February 2015
Goodbye Drammen & Norway Friday, 13 February 2015
Putin the Norwegian Forest Cat Thursday, 12 February 2015
Goodbye Geilo Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ice Fishing - what's not to love.. Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Remains of the day Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Mountain Views Monday, 9 February 2015
uvær Monday, 9 February 2015
Melting.. Monday, 9 February 2015
Lessons Saturday, 7 February 2015
Ice Music Festival Day 2 Saturday, 7 February 2015
Wait for Meeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Saturday, 7 February 2015
Drammen to Geilo Friday, 6 February 2015
I can't believe it's come to this.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
We've come a long way.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
Mesnaelva Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Postcard Perfect Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Free days Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Point to Point Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - Update 2 Monday, 2 February 2015
Ski-Every-Day team Monday, 2 February 2015
Kjelke Kjøring and Butt Racers Monday, 2 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - update Sunday, 1 February 2015
Getting through the list.. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Forest Cats and Snow Dogs Sunday, 1 February 2015
Yes. We should all move to Lillehammer. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Lillehammer Day 2 Saturday, 31 January 2015
Hmmph Friday, 30 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 7 & goodbye Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hearts and minds Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Shiplife Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 6 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 5 Monday, 26 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 2 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 1 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 3 Friday, 23 January 2015
in our hearts and minds Friday, 23 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 1 & 2 Friday, 23 January 2015
Goodbye Bergen, hello Hurtigruten Thursday, 22 January 2015
Going Undercover.. Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Beautiful Bergen Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Norwegian Breakfasts Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Over the hills and far away Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Quick Update Monday, 19 January 2015
Ice Hockey! Monday, 19 January 2015
Ski trip #2 Monday, 19 January 2015
Handsome Norwegian Boys Monday, 19 January 2015
This is why.. Sunday, 18 January 2015
Ski Audit Saturday, 17 January 2015
Tourist Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Snow Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Thank you Oslo. Saturday, 17 January 2015
Plugged Wednesday, 14 January 2015