Family time :o)
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First I just have to tell you about little Andrew. He was simply adorable. 5 minutes after I met him, he was in my heals and followed me anywhere. He wanted to show me stuff, and talk all the time. Poor me could barely understand what he said.. lol
He was just 2 years old, but had alreday learned his ABC, knew that if anything happened, he should call 911 and he also knew their phone nr. in case he got separated from his parents. Wow.. kids sure learn at an early age in the states.
But what I found most fun and adorable with him, was that whenever you asked him something he didn't know the answer was always; " I don't know" and he always said it so fast. At the time, they lived closed to a supermarket chain called Pace. And when we asked him; "Andrew, where do you live?" He answered; "Next to Pace".
Of course, we all had a great time. My family there were so warm, welcoming and including people. And they so loved having us over. What I always heard when we were out on something was; "they are from Norway", and they seemed so happy and sort of proud having us there. We had great times the entire stay. They took us out for dinner, and I remember a couple of places that were special. One was called the Organ. It was a HUGE pizza place with long sort of picnic tables line up, and on one end there were a stage. On that stage was a guy playing an organ. But.. the fun and very special thing, was that all around there were different instruments hanging, and they were all somehow hooked up to the organ.
Another place was called Rustlers Roost. Here you paid for what you drank, and the food was for free. Weird.. well, to me and mom it was. They had a guy playing guitar and singing at the tables here, and Bob, my cousins husband, told the guy we were family from Norway and so he ended up standing by our table for almost our entire stay there. And we got to chose what he should sing. When he sang "My Dingeling" I laughed. On all the verses the ladies were singing along, but most guys sang only on the last one. You know.. "because I was playing with my own Dingeling"... hahaha. It was so much fun, and made great memories.
One day Bob took me out to this stable, so that I could go horseback riding in the desert. I got a pretty "lazy" horse named Powder. Beautiful horse, but no speed in him... hahaha... well, they gave me him, due to the fact that I hadn't been riding in some years. But it was so cool going on that one hour ride. The cowboys shared stories from the old times, when Geronimo were roaming the west. I had a blast. Just too bad I don't have pics from the ride. I din't think of bringing my cam on the ride, and Bob got to film me just when we left for the ride, and when we got back in.