New Years! We took the kids to the festning for the children's firework show. The paths leading up to the festning were lit with candles, drawing us to a central area where at 6:30 a big bonfire was lit. A couple hundred people, families mostly, gathered with torches and sparklers, lighting up the festning grounds with points of light. The show started at 7:00, fireworks launching from within the fortress, exploding right overhead. Great!
Then off to Flakk for a New Years party. Anna had been sick all day, but felt better at the fireworks. Unfortunately, she started feeling bad again and I had to take her back home at 10:00. Kent and the rest of the family stayed, lighting off fireworks and watching fireworks across the fjord while standing on viking burial mounds. That's pretty cool. I'm envious!
But meanwhile, I watched fireworks over the city. Our house has a great view of downtown, and for 45 minutes fireworks exploded in all directions. What a show! Norwegians are firework-crazy.
Ha det bra, 2009. Hallo, 2010!