June 7, 2018

I went to Norway!

I've really been a traveling woman lately; I was gone 14 days in April and all but 10 days of May!  My latest trip was Norway, London, and NYC!

I'm 56% Scandinavian and most of that is Norweigian.  I was very excited when I found a tour called Stitching in Norway!  You know I'm a quilter, right?  I gambled on a tour company that I didn't know anything about.  For the most part, the Norway segment of my trip was a success.  Below is the review I sent to the company, Arena Travel.

"I was a first-time traveler with your organization, so I didn't know what to expect. I was very satisfied with the trip, hotels, and food. The Arena office staff were top notch, as was Hilary, our tour manager. My only negative was with Karin, she constantly bashed America and Americans, (I'm American), one to ten times a day, every day. She asked me how to attract more Americans to her tours and immediately negated each suggestion. She did tell me that she was famous in America, several times, but I'd never heard of her prior to this trip."

I won't be traveling with this company again, the CEO responded that I must have misunderstood Karin Hellaby's comments, daily comments.

This is a negative review because there is no excuse for this type of prejudice in the world; especially if they want my dollars.  The CEO offered no apology but did offer to take more of my money on any future travel with them.  Not happening.  It reminded me of the type of prejudice that existed in the early part of the 20th century.

Rant over here's some photos of Norway.

Springtime in Norway was wonderful.

We were lucky to be in Olso for Norwegian Constitution Day 2018 in Norway, on May 17th.  What a treat to see the parade and witness the celebration.  So many citizens were in national costumes, an added bonus.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,


  1. It IS beautiful! Just wish you could have enjoyed a tour without Karin...

    1. Thanks! The rest of the tour was great.


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