Graves and People Pillars in Oslo

Compared to Bergen, Oslo is bigger, more diverse, and has a cool look that blends grand historical and modern minimalist architecture. I can totally see why Norway is rated the world’s happiest country- the quality of life seems very high and Norwegians seem pretty laidback. Our first sighting of SHE LIES! We’d been so excited […]

Choo Choo to Oslo

Our last day, we walked by the leprosy museum (sadly closed, but it’s kinda cool to walk around anyway). Then we got on the train to Oslo. So, I am low-key into trains. I rec the Seattle to Portland train ride, I like playing the board game Ticket to Ride with a real time train […]

Bergen is Beautiful

We just got back from our whirlwind Scandivia vacation! I’m very tired and very happy looking back on these pics. We started the trip in Bergen, Norway- a beautifully situated city surrounded by seven mountains and seven fjords. I loved this place at first sight! Bryggen, once a medieval wharf! Colorful Hanseatic boathouses (left) lining […]

Cold Camping in Okefenokee Swamp

We closed out January camping in Stephen C Foster, Georgia’s certified dark sky park. I made this tiny watercolor (a little larger than a post-it) of the stars reflecting on that ancient, black water since a phone pic would be no good. Seeing the night sky here was truly overwhelming and special. Okefenokee is estimated […]