7/26/2007

Day 1 in Norway


From Atlanta to Baltimore to Reykjavik to Oslo, we made it.

(GARRETT'S PERSPECTIVE) We arrived in Norway around 1 pm local time or 7 am back home. Joy's bag was left in Baltimore it appears, but they said it should arrive tomorrow at the hotel. We have a rental car, but we don't know what any of the street signs mean, except for the arrows, and we can't even begin to pronounce the words on the street signs. LOL.

Fortunately we somehow made it to the hotel, got checked in and then got a nap. Then we found a mall to get some clothes for Joy and a few groceries.

For dinner we found this great little restaurant called Peppe's Pizza. And would you believe our order: Garlic bread bruschetta, a large garden salad and fajitas with guacamole...at a pizza place! Amazing.

There is a 7-11 on every street corner and they appear to be nice! LOL. They even sell fresh bread, see inside...








IcelandAir gave Joy a day-kit because they misplaced her luggage.




(JOY"S PERSPECTIVE): We made it! I am so excited for Garrett since this is his first trip to Europe and a new adventure for the both of us. The highlight of the day was definitely when they gave me the day kit that had everything in it including a T-Shirt! It was so unexpected and I was very much thankful for it. There are many shoe stores here...shopping has been fun! I found and bought what I have been looking for so long: perfect mary jane shoes for photographing and are dressy enough (goodbye crocs) made by VAGABOND, its very comfortable and Scandinavian chic :)
We thought it was strange to not be able to find and buy VOSS water, which is from here and we had to guess our way in the grocery store with food/neccessities we needed to buy...also to find out they only accepted cash, and only in kroner! So we had to cross our fingers that the ATM machine would take one of our cards, (Bank of America card was the only one that worked!). Fortunately, despite us not speaking/understanding their language, everyone here have been gracious in answering our questions and explaining things to us. Norway is beautiful too but its also a little chilly here for me! More later!

5 comments:

Ty Miller said...

Looks like you're off to a great start! Can't wait to see the wedding pics.

It was great seeing you at The Biltmore Tuesday night!

Ty

6 of Four Creations said...

How fun! I'm glad you found the hotel. I'm sorry they lost your luggage, Joy! No fun! It's good that they know where it is though. Have fun guys!

Mike said...

Glad you made it that far, sorry about the bags left behind (I assume the cameras made it)! First night in norway, italian and mexican food, Priceless! Cat says she loves the shoes (she wears size 10 hint hint LOL)! Hope the trip is great, cant wait to see some more images and read more stories!

Brandy J and Sticky Rammel said...

Did someone say shoes??!!

So happy for you guys! Can't wait to hear about all of your adventures and of course see the amazing images.

Amy DeYoung said...

I'm so excited for you two!! I hope you have such a great experience. Can't wait to catch up with you two soon!