The water is cold in Norway but very clean and fun! There was not one goose to be found! The lake that sits above and feeds into this bathing lake is drinking water for the surrounding village. The water in Norway tastes sweet, pure and very refreshing. Geir said his swim with the girls made him feel like a new man - and the girls felt like they had accomplish a huge triumph - and they did!
Our week in Norway was not only nice to visit extended family but it was also equally special to spend a whole week together as a family. This would be the first time since Vivian was born. I dreamed of days like this - having a family and creating memories that will be reflecting upon for the rest of our lives. I loved going to the lake as a young child and I have such fond memories of splashing away in the sun with my Mom, Dad and Big Sister. I am blessed to be able to give the same to our daughters. They are lucky to have such a hands on, enthusiastic, gentle and very dedicated father - and one who will venture out in to freezing cold water!!! I should have gone in with them - Geir looks 10 years younger and I am convinced that it must be this pure, clean, beautiful, Norwegian water.
Thank you Onkle Ole for taking us here. We will never forget it.
I like the idea of focusing on water on Watercolor Tuesday this Summer and putting the painting aside. There are so many fun and interesting opportunities to be in touch with water - it is after all the softest substance on earth - and we could all spend more time in softer places.