Here we go again
21st July 2018
Where are we? Trondheim, Norway
Given our impression of the campsite we had stayed it there did not seem much point in sticking around. Plus, being in a large city it seemed like it would be a good time to take the opportunity to replace the tyres on our van which we had been warned about when we had our MOT done, what seems like ages ago now. We managed to find a place that had them in stock and could do it this morning and since it was just 20 minutes away we went straight over. While waiting we played a game of Scrabble that was sitting around in the waiting room. It was Norwegian Scrabble so had odd letters and more umlauts than you could poke a stick at but it kept us amused until Sven was ready to go. We decided we wanted to check out Trondheim and Jess and the girls had decided that they wanted to see Mamma Mia 2 and I was well and truly outvoted there. For our camping place for the night there is an excellent spot within walking distance of central Trondheim that is basically just a campervan carpark with electricity but for some reason it felt better to us than where we had been last night. Something to do with lower expectations probably. We parked up, had lunch and then set off for a walk around the town. We had a couple of hours to kill which is plenty of time to casually stroll around town and see the sights. In all honesty there are not that many sights but we did get to see the largest wooden building in Scandinavia, the Queens northern residence. It was not particularly busy and no one seemed in much of a hurry so it is a relaxing town to walk around. We spent some time in an art gallery and wandered around looking at the colourful wooden houses and took a few photo opportunities. The time drew near though and the girls were getting most excited and they rushed us back to the cinema in time for us to sit through 15 minutes of advertisements before the film started. Spoiler alert, the plot (such as it was) revolved around a hostage situation on a Greek Island that caused Meryl Streeps character to die before a waxwork model known as Cher helicoptered in to save the day although unfortunately Sophie and Sky lost their first baby in childbirth and then Sophie fell in love with one of the hostage takers due to a case of Stockholm Syndrome. But it was all done to a joyous Abba soundtrack and there was lots of dancing so we all walked out of the cinema with a smile on our face and a spring in our step. I’m spotting a pattern although I think this will be the end of our Abba related experiences on this trip.
What have we learned? Some films just make you smile