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Montreal – Part 3

While walking around Montreal on St Laurent Blvd we discovered quite a bit of street art in the form of some rather large murals. We later learned that Montreal hosts the Festival Mural – Festival d’Art Urbain. Some of these murals are quite amazing. Makes the case for visiting Montreal again as I would imagine witnessing these murals actually being created would be a real treat

Street Art Montreal

Street Art Montreal

Street Art Montreal

Vaughn Bod? Street Art Montreal

Norway – Day 2 – Oslo To Geilo

Today we picked up the car and headed to Geilo. Today was mostly about positioning ourselves to get to the west of Norway. Tomorrow we had to Bergen for a few days as we gear up for fjord country.

It was only about a 4 hour drive, but getting the car and stopping for a few photos and some supplies stretched this out to around 7 hours in total.

Troll

Careful when selecting a beverage. Not reading the label carefully lead to this. Not horrible, but the first sip was a surprise.

Cuccumber Spright?

Church

Lupins

Church

We took a small deteour to see the Kroderbanen Railroad Museum

Kroderbanen Railroad Museum

Kroderbanen Railroad Museum

We’re safely in Geilo (pronounced “yi-low”) now and plan to have a nice dinner and take it easy before getting up for the next part of the journey. And although there are warning signs, we think we’re pretty safe from moose attacks. Photo by Cynthia, my vigilant co-pilot

Norway – Day 1 – Oslo

We flew from Houston to Amsterdam and then on to Oslo to begin our driving tour of Norway. We did not realize that Oslo was celebrating Gay Pride today with one of the biggest parades I have ever seen. Over 35,000 marchers. And it went right past our hotel. This was fine for viewing the amazing parade. The fact that the celebrations continued until 3 am in the park across the street was less enjoyable. We found some dinner after the parade and tried our best to sleep. Tomorrow we pick up the rental car and drive to Geilo.

Oslo Pride Parade 2018

Oslo Pride Parade 2018

Oslo Pride Parade 2018

Oslo Pride Parade 2018

Oslo Pride Parade 2018

Hurricane Harvey

We survived Hurricane Harvey. We had water up half way over the yard a few times during the storm and have been dealing with a street full of water for several days that is the result of the releases from The Addicks and Barker dams into Buffalo Bayou.

The good news is that we had no water in the house and we have had no interruption in electrical power.

At the time of this post we are still trapped, but are hopeful we can drive out later today or maybe tomorrow.

Harvey 2017

Harvey 2017

My Street

Shark!