Days 1-3 ~Fri.,
June 23 - Mon., June 26, 2000 --- Intro.; Mad
River to San Francisco; Flight
from SFO to Newark; Meeting friends at Newark;
Flight to Oslo; Sunday & Monday in Oslo;
National Gallery; Subway trip; "Oslo Highlights" tour; Dinner with Norway
Days 4 & 5 ~Tue.,
June 27 & Wed., June 28 --- Train trip fromOslo
Famous Flåm line to Flåm;
Express boat to Balestrand;
our stay at Kviknes Hotel - Balholm; Walks & views; Piano Concert;
Local artist; First Internet connection.
Days 6 & 7 ~Thurs.,
June 29 & Fri., June 30 --- Express boat down
& coast to Bergen;Bryggen;
concert in sweater shop; Edvard Grieg's home; Museum of Fisheries; Rosencranz
Tower; Funicular up Mt. Fløyen & concert.
Day 8 ~Sat., July 1 ---
fish market set up
& art museums; Bus ride to Haugesund;
meeting and dinner with the Slogviks.
Day 9 ~ Sun.,
July 2 ---
VERY SPECIAL DAY AMONG MANY SPECIAL DAYS!
to Ebne home & plant nursery, Heather Nursery and Visnes copper mine,
Welcomed to the SlogvikFarm;
at Aksdal, Tysvær
Municipality (meeting Mayor, Cultural
Officer, 4th Cousin, Hanne Krogh, Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin,
Mick O'Brian, local reporter); evening meal at Slogvik home; return
to Haugesund hotel.
Days 10 & 11 am ~Mon.,
July 3 & First part of Day 11; Tue., July 4 ---
Walk around Haugesund;
Express boat from Haugesund to Stavanger & visit with Concert Stars;
by Hanne Krogh; Meeting cousins and drive to Seldal
Day 11 pm ~Tue.,
--- EMIGRATION FESTIVAL
IN STAVANGER -
at the "Gazellen" & parade
to harbor; sloop "Anna of
Sand" & Aftenblad interview & photos;
meeting many folks (old & new); Re-enactment of sailing of sloop Restoration;
the Gamle Rogaland; Evening cruise on the
Gamle Rogaland; more
contact with stars
Krogh, Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin & Mick O'Brian
- all thanks to the Emigration Center.
Days 12 & 13 ~Wed.,
July 5 & Thur., July 6 --- Walk around
bus ride to Aksdal;
Tysvær "Going to America" exhibit; the Quaker House and Graveyard
at Stakland; Meeting the "Last
Quaker" and his family; Begin our stay
on the Slogvik Farm;
& the Fruit Canning Factory; Teacher Talk with Annie & Harold;
Neighbor's birthday party (CAKES!!).
Days 14 & 15 ~Fri.,
July 7 & Sat., July 8 --- Walk around Slogvik
Farm; Farm accident; Peg spinning &
making "krum kake;" Coffee with Laura Slogvik; Midnight fishing; Handicraft
Cooperative; Visiting Cousins at Askeland; Skjolvastraumen.
Day 16 ~ Sun.,
July 9 --- Brunch with Slogvik Families; "Cleng
Peerson House" at
Cemetery; Hesthammer; Einar's old school house & fjord horse; Rowing
in the fjord; Planks from ancient Slogvik house.
Day 17 ~Mon.,
July 10, 2000 --- "THE
TOUR OF THE YELLOW DOTS DAY" - Visiting
many of the farms where Keith's ancestors once lived - Buying Bygdeboker;
of: Aksdal, Grinde, Aukland, Finnshus, Yrkje, Nedstrand/Kleiberg (meeting
Sigmar Myhre, aka Cleng Peerson), (coffee & cake at Rita's), Haugen,
Vassenden, Østabøvik (view only), Lindanger, Vårå,
Fikstveit, Svinali nedra & Svinali øvra.
Day 18 ~ Tues., July
11 --- Leaving Slogvik Farm; Bus from Aksdal
Petroleum Museum; Express boat to Jørpeland;
Velle home; Drive in the hills above Jørpeland; Solbakk petroglyphs.
Day 19 ~
Wed., July 12 --- Kristian's "Ox;" Drive north to Skiftun;
Skiftun farm, family & treasures; Drive back to Jørpeland, old
Church & blueberry picking; Chinese restaurant.
Day 20 ~ Thur., July
13 --- Drive to Gjesdal &
Sandnes municipalities; tour of Gjesdal
area by Rolf Hetland; visit to Madland
farm & Gjesdal Church; Meeting with Gjesdal History Group at Limagarden
Bygdatun at Ålgård; second
visit to Seldal farm;
visit to Høle.
Day 21 ~ Fri.,
July 14 (Actually this starts late in the evening of Thur., July 13) ---
Late night/early morning crabbing
on the fjord; Jørpeland
library and town; visit at Martin
Day 22 ~
Sat., July 15 --- Drive to Forsand;
cruise on Lysefjord
to Lysebotn and back; Prehistoric village of Landa;
Visit to the Lars Nag
home and second visit with Martin Nag.
Day 23 & 24 ~
Sun., July 16 & Mon., July 17 --- Leaving
Jørpeland; Ferry from Tau to Stavanger;
Archaeological Museum; Emigration Center; The Printing Museum; shopping
& walk around town
Day 25 ~
Tues., July 18 --- Leaving
Stavanger; Train trip via Kristiansand
meeting San Jose folks on the way; Oslo Munch Museum; walk across town
to Palace and National Theater.
Days 26 & 27 ~
Wed., July 19 & Thur., July 20 --- Oslo
Vigeland Sculpture Park; National Folk Museum; National Gallery; cyber
café & sweater purchases; Leaving Oslo; Flight
Epilogue ~ Afterthoughts
- Additions - Corrections