1.  Getting there - Newark airport and flight to Gardermoen Airport in Norway.    June 23-24, 2000

2.  Oslo and first impressions -- Dinner with Norway Listers

3.  Train from Oslo to Myrdal -- Famous Flåm Line -- express boat to Balestrand

4.  Balestrand, Part I    June 28, 2000

5.  Balestrand, Part II

6.  Express boat out Songnefjord & coast to Bergen

7.  Bergen, Part I - Harbor scenes, Bryggen & central Bergen.

8.  Bergen, Part II - Edvard Grieg's home & Museum of Fisheries

9.  Bergen, Part III - Rosencranz Tower; City fountains, Funicular up Mt. Fløyen, evening quayside activities

10.  Bergen & Haugesund - Bergen fish market setup, church & art galleries, bus to Haugesund, Haugesund Maritim Hotel

11.  Haugesund & Tysvær - Heather Center, Copper Mine, Slogvik Farm Greeting, Aksdal Emigration Concert  July 2, 2000

12.  Haugesund, Part I - Walk about town, Ola Flytt park & old boats

13.  Haugesund, Part II & boat to Stavanger - Haraldshaugen, Dokken Museum, first photos of Stavanger

14.  Drive south east of Stavanger with new found cousins - Seldal, Mork, Byrkjedal, Maudal

15.  Stavanger Emigration Festival, Part I - Parade, Anna of Sand, Emigration Pageant - Afternoon of July 4th, 2000

16.  Stavanger Emigration Festival, Part II - Emigration Concert & Cruise on the Gamle Rogaland, Rubbing Shoulders with Dignitaries, Celebrities & Friends - Evening of July 4th

17.  STAVANGER, Emigration Center, Canning Museum, Old Stavanger, Fish Market,  and   TYSVÆR, old Quaker Meeting House & Cemetery, "The Last Quaker," Stakland Family

18. Hervik, Tysvær, Rogaland Konservefabrikk Co. (Fruit Processing) and Slogvik "Teacher Talk"

19. Slogvik Farm, Part I - Walk around farm, restored Mill House, Lake.

20. Slogvik Farm, Part II - Spinning, Fjord Views, Visit to Mother Laura's, Krumkake.

21. Visit North Askeland Cousins and Tysvær Kommune Handicraft Cooperative.

22. Tysvær Sunday - Slogvik Brunch, Sandbekken, Tysvær Church & Cemeteries, Cleng Peerson Monuments.

23. Slogvik Farm, Part III - Old School House, Fjording, Bedehus, Kåre's Bruk 1, View from the Fjord, Ancient Slogvik Home Timbers.

24. "Yellow Dot Day" - Tour of many Tysvær Farms where Keith's Ancestors once lived, Meeting Sigmar & Nedstrand/Kleiberg Tour, Coffee at Rita's.

25. Slogviks to Velles - Good-byes at Slogvik farm - to Stavanger & Petroleum Museum - express boat to Jørpeland and the Velle home. July 11, 2000

26. Solbakk Petroglyphs between Jørpeland and Tau - in the Ryfylke Region of Rogaland Fylke

27. Skiftun Farm in Hjelmeland kommune - Day drive north to Skiftun - visit with cousins and tour of Stabbur "museum" full of fine old artifacts - visit to Old Årdal Church

28. Kristian's mechanical "Ox" (& related mini logging equipment) and the Velle's Boat.

29. Visit to Gjesdal and Sandnes Areas Part I - Ferry from Oanes to Lauvvik, Tour Gjesdal Kommune, Visit Madland Farm.

30. Visit to Gjesdal and Sandnes Areas Part II - Gjesdal Church & Cemetery, Meeting with Gjesdal History Group at Lima Farm Historical Center (Limagarden Bygdatun), Visit Seldal Farm and Høle.

31. Jørpeland Fish Market and visit at Martin Nag's Summer Home

32. Lysefjorden - The Tour Boat Cruise from Forsand to Lysebotn and Return on the Famous Lysefjord.

33. Tour of Prehistoric Village at Landa, Forsand kommune, and visit to the Lars Nag Home at Helland, Strand kommune. 

34. Ferry from Tau in Sanda to Stavanger - Quiet Sunday (July 16) in Stavanger.

35. Monday, July 17, in Stavanger - Emigration Center, Norwegian Printing Museum, City Scenes and Street Statues. 

36. Train from Stavanger to Oslo - Views of the Countryside - Tuesday. July 18, 2000

37. Tuesday in Oslo - Munch Museum, Karl Johans gate, Royal Palace, National Theater - Tuesday. July 18, 2000

38. Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsparken) in the large Frogner Park, Oslo.

39. The Norwegian Folk Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum) on the Bygdøy peninsula, Oslo. 

40. Last Evening in Oslo - Hertervig Paintings and Sites near our Hotel, the Rica Oslo.  July 19, 2000

41. Leaving Oslo - Our Flight Home  July 20, 2000 - The End - Hilsen!

BONUS PHOTOS (post Norway Trip 2000)

Knut Hildal from Odda, Hordaland, Norway, visit Peggy and Keith Wheeler in Mad River in northern California, Nov. 2001.

Check out our Norway Christmas 2001Photos.


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