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Posted on March 28th, 2022 by paularath

  While our first day in Oslo was a search for my family’s roots deep in the heart of Norway’s farmland, our second day was an urban adventure with Erik Holtedahl as our amazing guide. Would you believe that Erik rides a bike nearly all the time and all year round? Neither snow, sleet, nor
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Posted on March 23rd, 2022 by paularath

To see the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for decades. Of course it’s never a guarantee, even if you choose the right time of year (mid-winter) and the “ideal location,” such as Alaska, the Arctic, Iceland or Norway. You simply cannot will it to happen. You can only hope. To maximize our
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Posted on March 21st, 2022 by paularath

Jerry and I have just returned from a sojourn to Norway, where I have deep family roots. My great grandparents on my father’s maternal side emigrated from Norway to Concord, Massachusetts in 1872. My grandmother Nana, Ragna Helsher Rath, was the Helsher family’s historian. She left us a great deal of information regarding our Norwegian
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Posted on February 8th, 2022 by paularath

Jerry and I are going on an international trip for the first time in nearly three years. We’re really thrilled at the prospect, although trying to keep up with the Covid protocols, which seem to change every week for European countries, has been a challenge and a bit stressful. Our travel plans include Norway and
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Posted on January 13th, 2022 by paularath

  Introducing my treasured Greek sandals, acquired at the tiny shop of a cobbler on the Aegean island of Paros, in Greece, in 2011. They feature a highly functional zipper on the back and they have. amazingly, survived the Nuuanu weather. Of course I do try to treat them well, as they represent a wonderful
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