Thursday, May 11, 2017

Uff Da! / Uff! / ¡Uf!

IN BERGEN WITH MY ADORED MOTHER-IN-LAW.
EN BERGEN CON MI SUEGRA ADORADA.

I'm speaking three languages today! But only in the title. "Uff Da" is Norwegian for "Uff," which is English for "Uf," which is Spanish for "Uff Da." San Geraldo and I will fly to Norway Saturday for a few weeks.

We'll spend the first week-plus in Bergen (where his grandmother grew up and lived until emigrating to the USA).

We then plan to fly up to Northern Norway (above the Arctic Circle) to finally see where San Geraldo's grandfather lived until he found his way to South Dakota.

We went to Norway for the first time with San Geraldo's mother, Alice, in 1998. It was a magical trip. She died unexpectedly in 1999. He and I were back for Christmas 2005 and we haven't been back since. We are so excited.

It's happily hectic here.
Uff Da! Uff! ¡Uf!


¡Estoy hablando tres idiomas hoy! Pero solo en el título. "Uff Da" es noruego para "Uff" que es inglés para "Uf" que es español para "Uff Da". San Geraldo y yo volaremos a Noruega el sábado por unas semanas. 


SAN GERALDO AND ALICE, 1998.
SAN GERALDO Y ALICE, 1998.
Pasaremos los primeros dias en Bergen (donde su abuela creció y vivió hasta emigrar a los Estados Unidos). 

A continuación, planeamos volar hasta el norte de Noruega (por encima del Círculo Polar Ártico) para ver finalmente donde el abuelo de San Geraldo vivió hasta que él también emigró. 

Fuimos a Noruega por primera vez con la madre de San Geraldo, Alice, en 1998. Fue un viaje mágico. Ella murió inesperadamente en 1999. Él y yo volvimos para la Navidad de 2005 y no hemos vuelto desde entonces. Estamos muy emocionados.

Está felizmente agitado aquí.
Uff Da! Uff! ¡Uf!

30 comments:

  1. Have a great time and I understand that the food and biers are excellent too !

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    1. Heron:
      Salmon! Waffles! Getting packed.

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  2. Very cool! Have a great time :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Thanks. Trying to stay calm today while getting ready.

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  3. How I envy you - Norway is the one Scandinavian country we have yet to visit. Have a wonderful time - and take lots of pictures. If I can't get there for real at least I can do it vicariously through you.

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    1. Willym:
      And it's the only one we've been to. But the North will be completely new to us. You will get so tired of pictures!

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  4. Have a wonderful time! How exciting!
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      Dudo has noticed the suitcases and activity and he's clearly concerned (and clingy). I just spotted one of his toy mice in one of the suitcases.

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  5. I have a Viking magnet glued on a postcard that gives the meaning of UFF DA. a souvenir from a trip to Minneapolis.

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    1. anne marie:
      What's the meaning given on your magnet?

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  6. Ohhhhh, San Geraldo is of Lake Woebegone heritage, is he? I love Garrison Keillor. Uff Da!

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    1. Debra:
      South Dakota! The first time Jerry heard Garrison Keillor, he couldn't understand why people thought it was all so funny.

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  7. You guys are going to have such a great visit! Have a blast!

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    1. Jim:
      Thanks. Just have to get past the last-minute chaos!

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  8. Oh, I can't wait to see pictures. Safe travels!

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    1. Michelle:
      You may regret those words. There will be so many pictures!

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  9. Ahh sweet love!
    Look at the love beaming from all 3 of you!!
    All the best and Bon Voyage!
    Keep warm with layers!
    Winks!
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      We are well prepared with layers and rain gear, and jackets and ties. Will channel Alice the entire time. She was everything to us.

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  10. A good time to head north! Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Wilma:
      I hope we don't freeze, but that will just give us more stories to tell. So exciting. And especially to be back in Bergen, a city we love, with family we love.

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    1. Judy:
      We'll be back before you head off for your adventure!

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    1. Jan:
      Thanks so much. It's going to be a very special trip.

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  13. Wow!!! Have a very lovely trip. Those countries through their sure are pretty gorgeous.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Bergen is breathtaking and charming. I can't imagine what it will feel like to be in Northern Norway.

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  14. Bon voyage! That's French for "bon voyage!" ;)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I love that American expression. Interesting that the French use it, too. Merci!

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  15. Ooh, I've been to Bergen! So long ago that it was in my "staying in youth hostel" years. Beautiful place, as was all of Norway that I saw.

    Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Rozzie:
      We're staying in style this time. The first time, we booked a hotel that had been recommended to us. Our family in Bergen, whom we hadn't yet met, were a bit hesitant to see us. It had only just recently changed from a hotel that charged by the hour!

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