Friday, April 4, 2008
One last Ski
Yesterday Telenor had a free ski afternoon for its employees and their families. (Telenor is the company Kent is working at over here.) We were able to participate even though Kent doesn't work directly for Telenor. He pretended to be a collegue, who doesn't ski by the name of Jorgen.
The weather was very springy yesterday which was our first mild day in a while. Tryvann was pretty quiet but full of kids and Telenor families. We did our usual transportation routine to Tryvann... first the street car, then the subway/train ride which is about 20 minutes and finally a little shuttle bus. That seems like a lot of work just to ski but once you've done it a couple times it is quite easy; just time consuming.
KJ and I have never skied sloppy snow and it was sloppy. At first I thought okay I'll do a couple runs, but it ended up being a lot of fun. Telenor provided a barbeque, at least that's what Kent's friend Heming called it.... hotdogs with a bun or lomper. (Lomper is our new favorite way to eat a hotdog. It is kinda like lefsa only not as sweet.) You simply roll your hotdog and whatever you want on in up in the lomper and you are ready to go. I have to admit; I've become a hotdog fan in Oslo. It is the national treat!
After our tasty barbeque we hit the slopes again. KJ wouldn't let us off easy. We skied and skied!
I almost forgot to mention the National Norwegian ski team was at the barbeque. Telenor sponsors them. Lots of folks were getting their autographs which was kinda cool.