My daughters and my husband went for a hike, and came back totally enthralled with their day. “You simply have to go, you will love it!”, they said.
And so a year went by.
Then Kristin visited from the US and we needed I nice place to go, why don’t we go where you went last year? I suggested, and so we did.
Innerdalen has been a hub for mountaineering for more than a hundred years. Even to us, who only hiked the trails, it was breathtaking, beautiful, amazing.
We found a lodge, had lunch, poked around, took pictures, and went back. Then I found my love!
At first, I saw an old mountain farm, Renndølsetra. Cows grassing, hens walking in the tall grass, clothes on the line, a charming place where you may stay for the night, rent boats, have a meal.
We took deep breaths, and oohed and awed as we strolled the meadows. Then I turned a corner and came upon the perfect garden. Tiny, 5×5 meters, fenced to keep the cow out, a door leading into the kitchen, a small table, a book on the table, a cat sleeping on the doorstep. No lawn, of course, vegetables, salads, herbs in raised wooden beds.
I just ached to jump the fence, pick some leaves and go help getting dinner ready….or even weed a little!
Why did I wait a year to go there?