St. Olav Day. There is a God!!!!
Trip Start Jun 26, 2007
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Enough of the religious information, don't want to scare off any atheist. Stiklestad is about 90km north of Trondheim or a short two hour journey by train and is home to St. Olav Festival. With its viking and medieval displays, medieval music and an outdoor musical telling the story of 1030 Stiklestad and King Olav II. It was here were i met two Norwegian girls also going to Stiklestad to met a friend, so i joined then in the short 5 km walk from Verdal station to the festival
Their friend's mother decided to pick these two up, and before i knew what to do, i had been invited for a special dinner, with a Norwegian family. What an opportunity to experience Norwegian culture and a free meal, there was only going to be one answer. However can you imagine how i felt when i turned up at one of the largest farmhouse in Stiklestad and there were 7 more girls also in their mid-twenties. 9 good-looking girls, me, the mother and the brother. KERGHINGGGGG!!!!!! Somebody upstairs likes me.
Unfortunately i am no Casanova, let alone trying to chat one up in my limited Norwegian; so i settled to admire from a distant probably a good move, as i was surrounded by young dentists, doctors, teachers and an explosive expert. Those who know me, know that my track record with trainee doctors and dentists is poor, also 9 girls could inflict alot of damage if i upset one of them.
I must of done something right, as i had a lovely meal of meatballs and vegetables in a meat stock style soup. Taste better than it sounds before i was invited to join them to the outdoor musical.
Very entertaining, would tell you more about the plot if only i could understand the dialogue. An eventful day, and i am starting to enjoy my new view in life.
'You will always regret the things you don't do in life, so just do it!!!'