Europe, Norway, These days, Travel

These Days

These days, we are settling back into normalcy after five weeks of vacation. JK saved his parental leave for this summer so we could go on a grand adventure with Nora – visiting Norway (to show off lil’ Norbert to friends and family) and Italy (to attend a wedding).

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Nora experienced so many firsts! First flight (transatlantic, no less), first seven-course meal, first boat ride, first swim.

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In Italy, she visited the Dolomites, swam in the Adriatic Sea, and ate impressive amounts of pizza.

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In Norway, she stayed at my parents’ summer house, explored the outdoor playground of my childhood, and picked chanterelles almost every day.

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Back here in Seattle, she is already over her jetlag while her parents, old as the hills and apparently no longer adjusting easily, are still exhausted (I’ve been up since 2:30, ugh ugh ugh). I had grand plans for this week, but just…no. The couch is where I’m at, chugging coffee and finally catching up on Orange is the New Black. JK still has two weeks of leave left, so hopefully we’ll be back in the swing of things soon, ready to take on our normal summer here in Washington.

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  • Reply Laura July 24, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Looks like you had such a wonderful time. What a perfect way to use paternal leave!

    Hopefully you recover from your jet lag quickly! I always have a terrible time with it. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I heard about an app called Entrain that uses a NASA method for reducing jet lag. Definitely seems worth a try!

  • Reply Coryface July 27, 2015 at 7:41 am

    all the beautiful pictures! And I agree, there is nothing like a newer human to remind you that you are old and have sun damaged skin/hair/can’t get over jet lag/hangovers, etc. Thanks, babies!

    But, all the cute!

  • Reply Tami @ Hungry Horse Girl July 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Amazing photos. I am definitely living vicariously through you!

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