Cody and I kicked off Our First Adventure last month at our family’s cabin in Tempelseter, Eggedal. We weren’t too lucky with the weather but that didn’t stop us from having an amazing time. We spent our days hiking in the terrain, dancing on mountain peaks, and admiring the views anytime we could. When the rain and fog wouldn’t clear, we curled up by the fire and listened to the pouring rain. I read books, baked banana bread, and enjoyed time to myself just to think.
After a week and a half in the mountains, we returned home to Bærum to see family who were visiting from out of town. While it was nice to be surrounded by loved ones, I missed the mountains. I missed waking up to the birds chirping and falling asleep to the wind howling. I missed spending my days in hiking boots and my nights by the fire. I missed living on mountain time and having endless kilometers of terrain to explore. A few days back in civilization was exactly what I needed to realize that I wanted to move to the mountains and live at the cabin more permanently.
Over the last few days, I got everything ready for the move. I outfitted myself with proper hiking gear and searched our attic for hats and gloves. I bought arts and crafts at the hobby store and grabbed some novels from our bookshelves. I stocked up on dry goods at the grocery store and put winter tires on the car. When everything was in order, we loaded up the car and were on our way. Cody and I arrived yesterday afternoon and spent the evening unpacking and getting settled. This morning, the mountains welcomed us with a beautiful sunrise.
We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome gift. It’s good to be home!