Drive to Storlidale

22 Aug 2010 – On the Road to a Wedding

Fri: E6 brings back memories when we used to drive from Dublin to Tromsø during our summer holidays along Norway & Europe largest deepest lake Mjøsa/100km north of Oslo, 117km long and 15km wide at its widest.

Road works on part of E6 due to widening of the road from Oslo to highway 3 was reason to a longer drive than expected. Headed towards Folldal with breath-taking views of Snøhette/Snow Hat. Welcoming coffee & cake break at Berit & Thorstein’s cabin/friends of Ingrid & HansK at Lønset en route to Storlidale/Storli Valley.

On the narrow road to Bortistu, the road-sign M is for pulling aside when there is traffic on the opposite direction. Thank goodness there was hardly any traffic in the opposite direction! The actual drive is about 6hrs but with stops and visit we arrived after 8hrs. Bortistu, where the wedding celebrations are held used to be a farm belonging to the Storli family. The barn/red building is renovated in 1938 to be a function room for up to 100 people. The surrounding buildings have 26 rooms with 70 beds for guests. The black/white picture was taken in 1880. The first weather record for the farm is dated 1579. Indeed a charming farm with a personality!

Arrived about 1830hrs and was greeted by the bride Guri, my god-daughter’s parents. Anne & Roar STENSETH go a long way back from our days in Tromsø. 3-days farm-wedding celebration is a good way to catch up and meet new people.

After food & drinks… let the games begin!

Games lubricate the body and the mind – Benjamin Franklin

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