Category Archives: sports

A.J.’s Honda XR

Honda XRA.J. had her confirmation last May. Our gift was : we are going to pay half the price of the motorbike she is going to buy. She found the bike that she liked Honda XR125. We ended up paying 2/3 of the price. Ugh. Talk about being broke.

We promised her that if she doesn’t smoke, we would pay for her driver’s license too. My husband even gave her a cigarette! She still has it in her room. So… there goes 550 kroner per hour!

In Norway, a 15 year old can practice driving a 125cc motorbike and could acquire the license to drive it when they are 16. A lot of people told me that I should not let her drive a bike. It is dangerous. I agree with my husband, John, when he said that it is more dangerous to let the kids drive a 50cc (moped).

Photos taken with Nokia N70

Lysgårdsbakken Ski Jumping Arene

The first time I went here (4 years ago) at Lysgårdsbakken, my husband John told me that he didn’t like to take the  lift because he has done it before. I looked down and saw that I can handle it since it is just 5 meters down. Little did I know that it was a long way down from the lift! I have a problem with heights (and so has my husband). He tricked me into taking the lift!!! This time, I did not take it.

Taken with Nokia N70

The Viking Ship Olympic Arena

On the way to Lillehammer (while my family was here), we drove through Hamar and I just had to ask my husband John to stop when we saw the Viking ship Olympic Arena. It is build to host the Winter Olympics in Norway in 1994 for speedskating. Now, it is used for all kinds of purpose, concerts, football, trade fairs.

The roof of the building is a viking ship turned upside down! Impressive architecture.

Photos taken with Nokia N70