Last weekend we had back to back bike rides around Stokkavatnet, drenched in rain. However we did manage to walk to the local Kiwi Store and buy ice cream sandwiches in the solitary hour of sunshine that appeared late sunday afternoon. Sitting on the bleachers at the local Fotball fields we watched some kids kick the ball.
On monday we ventured into Stavanger Sentrum for a wild night... well as wild as you can get with 2 dogs and a two year old.
After catching the bus in front of our house we arrived downtown 8 minutes later. (27 kr ($4.5CAD) each way) After wandering the beautiful cobble stone streets we made it to the Norsk Oljemuseum playground. Entirely constructed of materials from the offshore platforms. We finished up with a pizza at Al Forno outside on the patio with the dogs tied to a drain pipe.
September seems to have brought out a crazy mix weather, in which sun is almost always accompanied by rain. In-between near continuous sun showers we took the dogs for a few walks on the nearby trails.
A Barnehage (daycare) across the street from our house is a favourite weekend hangout.
The highlight of this week has most definitely been our hike to Dalsnutten. In two amazingly perfect days, we hiked up to the top of a nearby vista that overlooks the Rogaland region, from the northern tip of Randaberg, down past Sandnes to the south. It was a brilliant day of 13 degrees, and Elena has real potential as a hiker. She walked about 40% of the way herself, scaling some impressive rocks to reach the summit.
Today we ventured to the northern tip, and visited the Tungenes Fyr (light house) for a walk by the sea shore. It gave Elena her first real 'smell' of the ocean.