On the road in Norway

I’m sure you all wonder how our Norway trip was and why I haven’t written anything about it yet? That was because I was occupied having a blast as a guest at TorAa and Anna – and I decided to dedicate all my time to them and their guests instead of blogging.

Sometimes you have to prioritize what’s most important, right?

Now, I was going to start with the end, telling you about our trip home. It shouldn’t really be much to talk about, but…

We had roughly about 530 km to drive home. I think we started at 01.30 pm, yesterday, as we wanted to come home in reasonable time and not in the middle of the night. TorAa said something about us being home at 10.30 in the evening but Mr Lifecruiser said 07.30. We would never have believed that he should be right…

TorAa was showing us up to the right road, E18 and from there it’s just to follow E18. A piece of cake.

We had a wonderful time chatting in the car about all that fun and interesting experiences during our visit in Norway. Though there were some comments that should have made us to wake up earlier than we did…

- “It’s funny I can’t even remember coming in to Norway this way…”

- “When we came from Sweden to Norway the roads were going up and up, so when we go home the roads should be going down…but now the road is going up and up…”

- “The roads sure are curvy to be a big road like E18…”

After about 40 kilometers we suddenly acknowledged that this is NOT E18 and soon enough we got that confirmed by a sign that said road number 22.

You know that you’re really tired (or been to a helluva party!) when you go on for 40 km without listen to your brain screaming that you’re on the wrong road! *giggles*

We did go on just for a short bit, since we were hoping to get to a road cross, which we did but it didn’t help us very much. We could have gone to the right, but on more curvy roads so we did choose to turn back again.

Sunset at a lake in Sweden

Some short explanations about the map below:

A = Oslo, Norway’s capital city
B – C = Our detour from E18
D = Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city


Click on the + sign to zoom in and get more details and small place names. The thin gray line right to the right of B is the border between Norway and Sweden. As you can see, the C is almost back in Oslo again…

In this photo below you can see the bus stop in Fjellsrud. Maybe it would have been better to take the bus? Ha ha ha…

Fjellsrud bus stop in Norway

We stopped in Fjellsrud grocery store to buy some candy and Coke too before heading back – and forgot the coke on the stairs outside the store…! We had to stopped the car again to get it. You can see it the stairs in the left of the photo.

Countryside store in Norway

Seriously – where are our brains…? Ha ha ha…

So that meant that at 03.30 pm we had still not got further than to Mysen, about 60 km. We just laughed and laughed at the situation. Besides that, it was a nice two hours detour, because it was a very beautiful road along a lake.

Only thing we can say to our defense is that there were some road works just before our detour and we guess that we must have got on the wrong road somewhere there.

A road work detour lead us on a detour.

Shortly after that Mr Lifecruiser heard a sound and opened the window to check it up and leaned his head out a bit and – svooosch – his cap blown off!!!! So we had to turned around once again and go back to pick it up – of course it were dirty now since one car run it over…. *giggles*

Another funny thing was, we didn’t get far after that, about 20-30 km. We just passed the border between Norway and Sweden to be exact. You see, we did the big mistake to stop our car to shop for our last Norwegian money in the border store…

Not a life. The car battery were stone dead. We have had some minor problems with it earlier in Sweden and had already decided to buy a new one soon, but as it had been working well lately we didn’t thought that it were that urgent.

Now we could tell it was. Some people from the border store had to help us to push the car so it started. YES! It started without problems, so it was clearly the battery and nothing else.

We did go to Årjäng to get some petrol to me first, so we made a stop at the local pizza restaurant. Of course we had our doubts about starting the car again, but things always is easier to handle with a full stomach, right? *giggles*

We were lucky because a newspaper had a celebration so they drives around with a “cake bus” this week and offered us coffee and cake too.

We replied to them that we might need it since we have to push our car to get it started again… *giggles*

It was a very nice woman, she offered us help to push the car too! Now that’s service!

Down to the petrol station to buy and change to a new battery and that was it. King of the roads again!

It’s exciting to be out on the roads, don’t you think? *giggles*

If we not had started so early as we did, this would have been a bigger problem for us than it was. We could have been forced to stay over night somewhere since not all petrol stations are open in the evenings in small towns.

So, you see: TorAa was right, we did arrive at home exactly at 10.30 pm and not at 07.30 as we should have. Well, ehrm, Mr Lifecruiser had to drive rather fast some parts of the way, to get home in time ;-)

There is another thing we wonder about though: how come that almost every time I get hungry (urgent), we don’t find any good places – or they’re closed? It’s really mysterious.

I try to avoid McDonalds, but I tell you, it’s not an easy task – so we had an evening coffee and icecream there at the way home too.

Though we get to do a lot of smaller detours and see closed restaurants, which often is situated very beautiful…. *giggles*

Sunset at a lake in Sweden

Romantic sunset at a lake in Sweden

Lifecruiser Roadtrips

20 Comments on “Problems on the road”

    TorAa said:

    What a journey back from Norway. It’s like your original plan, to stay longer there, was vivid in your minds, thus you were misleaded on the Road.

    But, the way you handled the detour, with laughter and positive thinking, tells a lot about you, our dear friends and Lifecruisers.

    Or, Maybe I did block your Minds by saying you’ll be home at 10:30 PM? LOL.
    Allways trust a Norwegian when they talk about Time.*giggles*

    Like you, I’ll need several posts to blog about the Party and our wonderful time with the both of you as our honoroud Guests in and around our Summerhome.

    It was a great pleasure to have you here.

    Anna and Tor

    TorAas last blog post..Anna 3×20 – From the early Morning to the Guests arrival


    Wow, what a long way home. I’m glad you had a great time at Anna’s 3×20 birthday bash. The two of you looked marvelous. Have a great day. Big hug. :)

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    Maribeth said:

    Sounds like a long road! I leave on Friday, early for Pennsylvania, and the German Dog Show. It’s a long drive. I hope we get there easily!

    Anders said:

    It was enjoyable as always and git me some good laughs reading this post.
    I invite you to read my new blog, totally 100% Swedish!

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    RennyBA said:

    You know we go the same way (or at least half of it) when visiting our vacation home in Mariestad, but never have made it that adventures. Good to know you are home, safe and sound after all – even some hours later than expected.

    Glad you had a great stay in Norway though and it was really a pleasure to finally meet both you and The Baron :lol:

    A great proof of that a hug in real life is a mill time better!

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    DianeCA said:

    Hehehe the shortest way from here to there is never a straight line in Norway I am afraid!! I will avoid saying getting there is half the fun…..but we are very glad you made it. I so much agree with you that it is better to experience your visit with Tor first and blog about it later. I admit that I sometimes have to give Renny a little poke and remind him to enjoy the moment while we have it!!

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    Mark H said:

    Far more interesting than catching a bus.

    Alex S said:

    Very nice post – almost feels like I have traveled alone :-0


    Capt lifecruiser!
    I came from Diane’s. How wonderful to be able to meet one another and have fun. I’m so envious. I should have been there. *sob sob*

    That was a lovely trip you had. I would love to travel along this same road.

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    Gattina said:

    I am bad ! I am still laughing ! That could have happened to me I ALWAYS took the wrong ways, now it doesn’t happen anymore because I am the proud owner of a GPS ! That’s like a dog for a blind person ! So to avoid involuntary sightseeings just think about a nice gift for Christmas : A GPS !!!

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    Gattina said:

    PS. Especially after birthday parties !!!

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    Ling said:

    I was wondering what you were up to. And that last picture of the lake looks really beautiful. Wish I was there.


    Sound like a rough trip there. Hope to see your next post soon

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    Ev Nucci said:

    :cool: :idea: Wow, Captain, it’s been sooooooooo long. Too long. Sorry, I’ve been a busy girl. But I know you understand…my world is melting down! Hope you are well…looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Wish I could have gone with you! Miss you…..

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    Minty said:

    Hi.Really nice article,enjoyed reading it :razz:

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    Sanni said:

    Oh my… what a trip! :-) I’m glad you returned save and sound.

    The restaurant thingy… that sounds so familiar to me. Whenever we’re on our way to or back from somewhere and little me gets hungry everything seems to be closed… especially when I’m dressed up (like when we have been to the theatre or a musical) – closed. CLOSED. C-L-O-S-E-D.

    Geschlossen. Stängt. *grrr*

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    Cheap Flights to Caribbean said:

    Great Post man…Got some good laughs!!!
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    claudie said:

    In fact you were always at the 3X20 in your heads and wouldn’t want to see the reality!!! The comeback after a such party!
    Even the car had the same problems!! Ha! Ha!

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    Bargain Finder Jim said:

    Wow, an adventure! I’ve always had trepidation driving in other countries… epecially on the usually-narrow, winding roads… but honestly that is the only way to really expierence other places. Going off the beaten path has led to some of my most enjoyable travel moments! Best wishes, and happy trails!

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