Oslo Norway - this port was very different. Some of the gang had signed up for a tour that I wasn't that interested in nor had I budgeted for the extra cost :).
So when everyone was mentioning that they were going on this excursion, leaving Jodi and I out oh we pouted and looked really sad. Then turned the corner and jumped for joy that we could go off and do our own thing.
Ha! Just kidding but I will confess traveling with 15 people can have it's moments trying to meet somewhere, decide what to do, where to eat, etc etc. Although we were all blessed we had no "stuff" to deal with the entire 2 weeks - yay!
Jodi and I travel so well together so to have a day just to hang with my BFF was so fun. We got off the ship early in the first group and headed to their local transportation.
Our first stop off the tram was to Frogner Park
Frogner Park is a very cool75-acre park that contains a lifetime work by Norway's greatest sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. Sometimes referred to as Vigeland Park as well.
He made a deal with the city. In return for a great studio and state support, he'd spend his creative life beautifying Oslo with this sculpture garden. There are 192 bronze and granite statues - 600 figures each nude and unique. Very cool!
I cut this picture off to post - just keeping it clean ;)
The baby Jodi is posing with is the most famous of his bronze statues.
But look at the park in the background - it was gorgeous!
We stopped in a local outdoor market - I know shocker!!
There was a bakery stand in the street that smelled amazing. I bought a chocolate chip scone and oh my goodness it was the best scone I've ever had in my life - honestly! I wanted to buy one to go I loved it so much but I didn't :(.
Oslo is known for theses grass covered houses - not sure why. You know I didn't go on the tour and follow the little lady with the flag.....but it's pretty!
Before it was time to get back on the ship leaving our last port :( I walked out to the edge of a pier. It was so gorgeous and seeing our massive ship next to this really cool castle.
Akershus Castle - this was view from my balcony on the ship as we were docked in port. Can't complain about this view!!
Oslo was such a pretty port - one of the prettiest that we left out of....
And every now and then I'd see something, a reflection, the color and I'd look outside and I'd run to the deck...
I mean I would run as if I was pretending to exercise.....
Because you know how I love sunsets and I almost missed this one!