Bus back to NYC, six more hours of bustling Manhattan and finally the plane back to the old world. Not. We sat in the plane for two hours when the pilot announced that we won't depart due to unsolved problems with the cabin door. An eternity later - it took 40 minutes to figure out a connection to freaking remote Ålesund :( - we received our replacement flight 24 hours later with an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam, got a taxi to a hotel on Long Island and hit the hay at 5:30am, just great. That resulted in the worst flying experience ever robbing me of almost two days of my precious weekend. The cherry: Our car's battery went dry again while we were away.<br><br>
Anyways, it's been a hell of an awesome trip aligning my perspective on the states a good bit and enriching us by some unforgettable experiences. I've never spent so much dough while on vacation, by the way, and Brooklyn and Manhattan are the best places to get rid of it. On this way a huge shout out to my man Serrano and that nameless bro on Prospect Street that gave us a first day - we're just sooo lucky :D - supply of the dankest!<br><br>
Here's the crop (forgot to take off my sweet new socks for the pic):
Please take a seat as I'm going to tell you a secret:
The Nasjonalbiblioteket is building a Digital Library - they are digitizing all the books. Ja, all of 'em! What this really means is if you paint a Norwegian IP on your banners you'll get free and full access to every single book ever published in Norwegian language! Every last one of them! Those that aren't under copyright are even up for download. Det er jo flott, ikke sant!?
Got this wonderful book on Nordic mythology at the library. Looks familiar? I'm about to go through all twelve volumes, each illustrated by a different artist, so it seems.