A little visitor



I’m taking a summer, blogging break.

My eight-year-old granddaughter, Maren is flying, by herself (with assistance) from America to Norway. I was eleven the first time I flew to Norway without my parents, and her mother was twelve the first time she did it. That makes Maren the third generation of adventurous little girls. She is staying for three weeks and I can’t wait!

Pop Pop Harry and I are taking her on a trip to Hamarøy, which is an island up in the north of Norway. Friends of ours own land there and we will be staying with them, in a two hundred-year-old farm house. They have a daughter the same age as Maren, so it should be fun… the only problem is Maren doesn’t speak Norwegian and my friend’s daughter, Hannah doesn’t speak English! I guess I’ll be doing a lot of translating 🙂

Hamarøy is a place where where the sun shines twenty-four hours a day in the summer. Maren can play all night and sleep during the day, because it really doesn’t matter. She can go fishing, crabbing and has a good chance at spotting a whale. She’ll climb mountains, run through fields, pick berries and wild flowers. She’ll sleep in a lavvu, eat dinner in a lighthouse and cook hotdogs on the end of a stick, over an open campfire. She will also be able to explore the ocean floor when the tide goes out. It doesn’t matter how wet or dirty she gets, for this week, she will be one with Norwegian nature.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer too!

About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on July 13, 2013, in all things American, all things Norsk, Family stuff, Photos and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. That sounds like a great holiday! Have fun 😉

  2. Wow, that sounds like it will be soo much fun!!!!! Can I come too??? It’s all activities I’d like to do 🙂 Have a fantastic time!!!!!!

  3. Have a wonderful holiday!! You have the adventurer’s genes in your family! 🙂 Looking forward to your return. Safe travels.

  4. Oh what a fun holiday! Enjoy every moment with your precious granddaughter:-)

  5. What a young and intrepid explorer; bet she’s excited! Have a lovely holiday, Maggie

  6. So as the sun shines 24 X 7, does it not create a disturbance in the biological clocks of little children?

    Great picture of your grand daughter!


    • Yes, it does! They get all mixed up but it only lasts for about 6 weeks, then it starts getting dark again. In the winter they have about 6 weeks of total darkness and that’s really tough. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂

  7. itsallaboutpurple

    oh maggie….enjoy every second!! and take LOT’S of pictures!! i LOVE the one you shared here!!

  8. This is just fantastic, Maggie – have a wonderful time! 😀

  9. thanks for all the comments. i have no way to reply to your emails!!

  10. I’m jealous. Sounds perfect!

  11. Third generation tradition…..makes me want to go re-read your book, Maggie…. Enjoy each moment. I look forward to your stories and pics a bit later ♥

  12. Maggie – you and Maren have a wonderful holiday i.e. quality time together. Dont worry about the language – children all over the world have their own!!! Dont be surprised it Maren does not speak more than a smittering of norwegian by the time she has to fly back home. Carina 🙂

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