Archive for December, 2009

Back on the snow!

December 24, 2009 2 comments

Fresh snow at SolitudeSledding with Taylor and Haakon

I missed last year’s ski season (first time ever) so thankfully my first time out this year was at Solitude with fresh snow and no crowds. We never had to wait in a single lift line and it snowed lightly all day, so I was still making fresh tracks at the end of the day. I was using a pair of fat skis (wide Rosignal Bandits), so even when I ran into crud snow, I did just fine. Hopefully we’ll hit Alta soon too.

And being the good uncle that I am, I also went sledding with Taylor and Haakon, plus the dog Ole of course.

My tailbone hurts from the sledding and my legs and back are sore from the skiing. I’m sure it’s the altitude, not my age!

In Seattle for December

December 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Helicopter landing - view from the loft - 1

I’m in Seattle for the month of December, and why not – Lorie and Milo live here. ;-)

So I now spend quite a bit of free time walking Milo again, but have run out of iconic places to walk him to. Yes, we walk in the cold rain since Seattle does get quite a bit of rain, but not as much as New York City (it must be true if Wikipedia says it). While hanging out in our loft, I do get to watch the King 5 helicopter take off and land once in a while (pictured).

Hopefully I can share some good skiing-related blog entries in the next few weeks!

Lefsa in London

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment
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Lefsa bought in London Scandinavian Kitchen in London

This year for the US Thanksgiving holiday, I decided to get some lefsa since it has been a few years since I have been home to enjoy mom’s homemade potato goodness. What you see here is what I found and the store I bought it from, the Scandinavian Kitchen. Notice the bag of lefsa says “lomper” – apparently that’s a small lefsa (about 6 inches in diameter), which is designed to hold a sausage. I opted for my preferred butter and sugar instead, which tasted just fine to me. The store is mostly a cafe with a few shelves of Scandinavian foods in the back. I didn’t see lefsa as an option in the case with the prepared food for the cafe, so obviously they are confused. No dad, I didn’t see any rumagrout to purchase, but I wasn’t really looking either. 

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