Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pirbadet

Today we took the kids and several of Maggie's friends to Pirbadet, the huge aquatic center located on the piers in downtown Trondheim. We stayed for 4 hours, and it was great fun. I finally discovered the statue of Leif Erikson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson) (c. 970 Рc. 1020). It is just outside of Pirbadet. This statue is a copy of a statue that stands in Seattle, Washington, a gift from Norway to the U.S. It's good to see this connection to our "home town". Okay, so we're not exactly from Seattle, but when we're this far away, Seattle seems pretty close to Ferndale!

Pirbadet has a wave pool, waterslides, diving platforms, hot tubs, hot tubs, more hot tubs, a child play area, steam room... just about everything. There's a series of 5 diving platforms starting at 5 meters and going up to 15 meters. The kids were really into jumping off the 5 meter platform, but Peter tried a leap from the 7.5 meter! Way to go Peter! Anna couldn't get enough of the water slides.

Sunday I find I am very sore from all the battles I had with the children.


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