Having left Norway behind us on 16 April, we arrived in Stockholm, Sweden after a 5-hour train ride. Norway had been having lovely spring weather, and the same was happening in Stockholm. While Oslo, the capital of Norway, has over 600,000 within its municipality, Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, has nearly one million.
As you know, we do not consider ourselves on vacation. Full time travel is our lifestyle for now. But on 28 March the DaMClark’s embarked on an honest to goodness vacation to the top of the world on a Hurtigruten Ferry 3,000 miles along the coast of Norway for 12 nights. One could say - when we take a vacation, we really take a vacation.
On 23 March we arrived by scenic train from Oslo to the southwest coastal city of Bergen - located on Norway’s largest fjord, Sognefjord. Here we spent 5 nights in an area of higglety-pigglety colorful homes at an Airbnb.
We left La Quinta, California on February 1 and traveled to Washington state to spend February and part of March acclimating for a trip to Norway. What we didn’t know at the time was that Washington was in for more snow than they had seen in years.
After two months in 4 different locations in Arizona, we arrived in La Quinta Cove, California for a 6-week stay in a great Airbnb on December 22. This longer stay allowed for Ds mom, Mary Vee, to stay with us for a few weeks, and for us to enjoy extended downtime.
We left Albuquerque on October 14 and traveled to Tucson. About 90 minutes south of Albuquerque and near the city of Socorro we stopped at the Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and spent time driving the site as well as enjoying the many marsh habitat viewing areas.
Annual ABQ Grecian Festival held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church – just a walk away from our home. After seeing our first morning session over at the Balloon Fiesta, we stopped in at the Greek Orthodox Church to enjoy the food, traditional dance, and music. This made for a fun way to cap off our very long and very busy first day in ABQ. Opa!
We arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABQ round these parts), from Chama on October 5 and spent 9 nights at an Airbnb between old town and downtown. We’re here to check off another of those bucket list type things at the Annual International Balloon Fiesta, held this year from October 6 through 14.