In my last blog post I promised to write more about friends along the way during my summer vacation 2013
Anyway, in between catching up with people I mostly slept in my brothers car (which he allowed me to use the whole summer)
Most people thought I was crazy sleeping there, but it was AWESOME!!!
After 2500km I caught up with my youngest brother, Jan
Once again the tradition of having Big Tasty at Mc Donald's continued
It was also fantastic to meet my nephew and his mother again
I did a lot of birding around SE of Norway. A truly amazing place to be! A bit hot though
Ooops, seems like a Snapchat photo lurked its way into here
But then time to meet my parents. Here is my father. I helped him to paint their house a bit
Then I had to scare my mother finding her a cool Jumping Spider
Both my parents are truly fantastic. They made me dinner every day, told loads of stories and I met some of their brilliant friends, like Unckle Roy - the guy I was named after
After spending some time with them I was so happy to meet my fantastic friend Silje again. She is an amazing lady! And every day she invited me for cakes, tours, dinner, movies and fun. She has always meant a lot to me. She is as close as a little sister would be
Being with her, talking, playing with her cat and a visiting dog was truly a therapy for me. I also met Siljes niece, Jenny, which is just awesome
It was very very VERY hard to wave her goodbye after 4 weeks together
It was soon time to point my nose back north again, as a train spotter you always have to smile seeing this:
Then waited started several hundred of kilometers of driving to arrive in Luleå. OMG how nice it was to meet another BRILLIANT friend, and her family, again! They were there on a vacation, and of course I managed to parasite loads of free food at their hut lol They also washed my clothes... At the right time, since my socks already walked by themselves... So, catching up with Camilla and co was COOOOOL!!!
Then I had another long drive through Finland before I entered the land of the Sami in the village named Kautokeino. I can't really say how moved I was to see Charlotte again! A genuine lady, sweet, nice and clever. We used to work together on different projects in the old days. Being her friend is one of the best things that has happened in my life. Now she has a daughter and the most amazing husband ever! And being invited for a huge Reindeer dinner... I became speechless. FANTASTIC! I stayed in their guestroom, which was like being in a palace of a king!
The last lap back to my home village in Gamvik took just 6 hours. It was good to see my brother Rune again. I brought him some stones and minerals, and I have not heard from him since...
Now I have to talk to his dog Fredd instead...
I know many stories are left behind, but still: It has been a hot, but amazing summer. This blog also show that having a good family and friends living in your hearts - that's the best gift a mid aged man can get on Earth