The Velvet Café

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On the road again

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I’m sorry for posting being terribly erratic at the moment, but it’s time for part two of my summer vacation this year. This time I’m heading for my beloved mountains on the border between Sweden and Norway. I’ll walk and camp in trailless land, drinking water straight from the creeks, fighting the mosquitoes, ignoring my blisters and breathing truly fresh air, finishing with a three day riding tour when I’m too tired to use my own legs.

Most of the time I’ll be away from the e-world, but I might get access to it at some of the places where I’m going to stay. So there may or may not be posts coming up here. You’ll juat have to wait and see.

In any case, I’ll be back in the beginning August and things will get back to normal.


photo credit: Zanthia via photopin cc

Written by Jessica

July 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

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  1. That sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy yourself. It’s nice to find a fellow outdoors enthusiast. All my Followers are movie folks, so my occasional hiking posts generally get ignored except when a random person does a google search. Every Spring I go to a National Park a few hours from where I live. My goal is to eventually hike every trail in the park.

    Chip Lary

    July 22, 2013 at 2:45 am

    • That’s wonderful. The hiking was a bit of a test. It’s been many years since last time we stayed in a tent. The last few years we’ve been walking between cabins. But we did pretty well and it was wonderful to be far away from the more popular tracks closer to the mountain centers. At some points the density of mosquitoes/midgets was a bit overwhelming with a substantial protein addition to our diet whenever we opened our mouths to breathe. But there were also some of those magical moments.
      I visited a couple of national pars in US some years ago and was floored by what I saw. I would love to visit every national park there is in America… You can always dream!


      August 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  2. Very cool! Have lots of fun and stay safe, Jess! We’ll wait for ya 🙂


    July 22, 2013 at 6:59 am

  3. Enjoy yourself and be safe. It sounds like a fabulous time.


    July 22, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • It’s been wonderful. But now I’m REALLY done having vacation. Time to pick up blogging again.


      August 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

  4. I would definitely not mind the riding part — have fun!


    July 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

    • The riding part was mostly absolutely excellent – apart from one dreadful day in the rain storm at the mountain at a temperature of 7 degrees. I’ll tell you about it when we meet again.


      August 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  5. Go have fun – we’ll mind the store.

    Ryan McNeil

    July 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    • Thank you! Now that I’m back again I can say that I’ve had a blast!


      August 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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