Easter 2001

Salen Travel Blog

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This trip was with my friend Gudny, her kids, Kristoffer and Rochelle, and some other friends. As we arrived at the cabbins, we didn't even settle in, before Gudny and I had a little snowball fight.. and of course she manage to fall on the only treestub in the whole area. HAHAHA... A little later that day, I just had to try the snowboard she had brought with her. Didn't have proper snowboard shoes, and since I had never tried it before, it were bound to go wrong. As you can see from the pics, I fell pretty fast and let myself be dragged for a bit. And when I got back up, Gudnys son, who was 5 at the time, came skiing on crosscountry skis, bumped into me, and down I went again. This time I injured my ancle, and it remained swollen the entire vacation, and was also hurting till after summer.

Gudny relaxing in the sun... it was such great weather...
Anyone mention going to see the doc? Yep, but I didn't...lol

Anyway; the next day I couldn't sit still, so I put on my alpine boots and skis and went up the skitrek. Of course I shouldn't have, and could barely get  the boot off. Only got it off with some help. Damn, it hurted bad...

I din't learn my lesson, obviously, so the very next day Gudny and I went crosscountry skiing. It did go a bit better though, since the boots and skis were borrowed from the guys that were with us. Way to big, but good for my swollen foot and ancle. :o) We had actually a nice time in the woods. And as usual we had to shot some funny pics...

The very last day, Gudny and I went up to the hotel and in the pool. To get up there, I put on my alpine skis and she stood behind ON the the skis.

Trying snowboard for the first time...
It was no problem going up, but it was way more fun going down. Oh, how I wish we had a film of that... We did fall once, but that was on the top. On the way down I had to put the skis in V form, and with her standing behind me, she was almost in split. I bet it looked incredibly stupid and equally funny.  We have had plenty of good laughs remembering it since. :o) We had a great time in the pool, spa and sauna. It was good to relax in the warm water. The camera lence fogged up though, so it wasn't easy to shoot pics. Allthough we (of course.. lol) managed to get a few. So despite me getting injured it was indeed a great vacation.

Sälen is located just 30 min from Trysil in Norway. Which is a great skidestination. I couldn't find a link to Sälen in English, but for Trysil you can try this one; http://www.trysil360.com/en-gb/Movies/Sitemap/

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Gudny relaxing in the sun... it wa…
Gudny relaxing in the sun... it w…
Trying snowboard for the first tim…
Trying snowboard for the first ti…
no, I didnt do that good.. hahaha
no, I didn't do that good.. hahaha
And down I went.. lol
And down I went.. lol
Me with my twisted ancle... bummer…
Me with my twisted ancle... bumme…
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