Our second night in Bergen, our goal was to have dinner as a group. This is no easy feat as there was nineteen of us including six children. My sister-in –law found a great restaurant that happened to be brewery, happened to be on the water and happened to be able to accommodate our large group.
As we enjoyed a post-hike beer with my brothers and their families, my sister-in-law Brandi managed to get all nineteen of our orders. Before we left the brewery, Brandi had already placed our dinner orders for that evening. While this was at the directive of the restaurant, it was a genius time saving move for all involved.
After chilling in the AirBnB and freshening up, we headed back to the Brewery for dinner. For the first time in almost two weeks, I was wearing a dress albeit without heels. We headed back to the brewery, this time all freshened up, to meet our family.
No sooner had we gotten to the table, Goalielocks and the Mayor headed over to the shuffleboard tables to meet their cousins. The tables were a gift from god! We were able to enjoy our drinks in relative peace as we waited for our food and discussed the trip.
As soon as the food came, the Mayor devoured his king crab and caviar. I struggled with my mussels. Goalielocks ate the steak we were supposed to share and left me with the mussels. The pear cider, which was completely addicting, was the perfect complement to my dinner.
We decided to take some group photos since we were all together, my family, my brothers’ families, my parents, my grandma, my aunt and uncle and my cousin Jessica and family. Thankfully we chose the one day I got dressed up and did my hair. After over a week of casual dress in yoga pants, tanks, hoodies and not doing my hair, it felt great to be dressed up and not so casual.
The resulting photos were absolutely sublime and ones that I will cherish forever. It was a very special trip for my family to Norway and the cities’ from which are family emigrated from. It, however, was even more special since we could share it with our extended family.