Visiting Ohio – Part II

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I’ve repeatedly told the Roomie that I do not like to travel this way (especially since my nose fell off) but she insists on it.

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While in Cleveland we went too the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It was fun and loud, lol.  Being from the tranquil forests of Norway it was an eye opener for Ingrid and Me.

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So much history in one place.  We had so much fun.  Elvis and anything 50’s early 60’s are my favorite but Ingrid is all about Queen.

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The view from the 3rd level was amazing.  It was an overcast/rainy day but Lake Erie looks awesome in the distance!  To lean all about the celebrities, the Bands and the era’s of music from Carl Perkins to Beyonce was super cool.


Bjorn Maelstrom Visits Ohio – A Christmas Story House

Bjorn has now visited 19 of the 50 States in the USA.  He’s working hard to make it all 50.  This trip was to Ohio.  Specifically the Cleveland area of Ohio.  We started off with a trip to ‘A Christmas Story House’.


It was a lot of fun!  The house was staged just like the movie…right down to the Lifeboy Soap in the bathroom!


Bjorn was running around the house with the Red Ryder BB gun.  It was funny.  I kept telling him to be careful not to ‘shoot his eye out’.


It was an awesome trip.  Bjorn told the Roomie to give it 5 circles on Trip Advisor!

Update on Bjorn Maelstrom’s Surgery

It was a little dicey but he came through like the tough little Troll he is and bounced right back.


Bjorn would like to thank his doctors for saving his nose and giving him the all clear to go to Ohio this weekend. (note:  these are the doctors from Scrubs not Bjorn’s actual doctors)


If it weren’t for all of those years of watching General Hospital and Guiding Light, oh and All My Children and One Life To Live The Roomie would not have known how to perform such a delicate operation as a nose job.  But thanks to the likes of Dr. Noah Drake, Doctor Cliff Warner, Doctors Ed and Rick Bauer and of course Dr. Larry Wolack she learned how to use super glue to fix anything.  Even a Norwegian Import!

Thank you daytime dramas for this monumental moment in the life of Bjorn Maelstrom!!!

Bjorn’s Sick And We are All Sad

So Bjorn went to have some pictures taken today of the rainstorm we had.  He was waiting his turn and no one had noticed but his nose had broken off.

20150910_131832He was smiling that big grin he has but when we told him his nose fell off he wasn’t smiling much anymore.
We found his nose thank goodness and he is currently having it repaired.  Bjorn will look different but he’s a
strong little Troll and has survived broken arms and bangs and dents in the past.

The gang is all concerned but with his active adventurer’s lifestyle it was bound to happen.  He’s not giving up his
adventures.  He’ll be on bed rest a will probably have a couple of surgeries but will be back soon.

In the meantime the group will fill in and keep the adventures going.

Please keep Bjorn in your thoughts.

The Roommate


Homie the Vacation Minion!

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SAM_4018 (400x300)I love to sight see more than my roommates.  I went with Bantley to the Lighthouse at Hereford.  It was really neat.  The gardens were beautiful.  The views from the top of the lighthouse were amazing and the view of the ocean was perfect!

When we were in Cape May we went to see the Firehouse.  It’s a free exhibit (so you know I’m in).  Lots of history there.  Also the Roomie was thrilled there was a cut out fireman to stick her face in.  She’s a weirdo.

Although, when we went to the Aviation Museum I did stick my face in the astronaut.  So many cool things this summer.  I wonder what’s going on this fall!

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Bantley’s First Vacation…Ever

So Bantley went on his first Vacation ever and he seemed to like it.  Here he is smiling.

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The beach was lovely and he got to hang out with his friends.

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He even went sightseeing.

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It was a great time.  He was making friends everywhere he went.  There was this lovely Frenchman who thought he was a celebrity but found out that Bantley was just a fun loving Troll with a penchant to having his photo taken.

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He is one handsome Troll.  Sure not as good looking as me but then again…who is?  I’m Bjorn Maelstrom and I’m hysterical!  Wait till you see what Homie was up to on vacation.

The Maelstrom’s On Vacation

It’s not a regular time when a bunch of the Maelstrom’s are in town for a group vacation.  This year we lucked out.

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A Family Portrait at the Beach (Boone, Ingrid, Bjorn, Arvid and Nils).

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The weather was perfect and the water was refreshing.  Being Nordic we tend to like the weather colder but even the heat of the summer could dampen our fun.

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Nils was all over the place.  This was his first trip to a beach ever.  He doesn’t speak much English but he was having a blast!

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We are a fun bunch that much is true about the Maelstroms!!

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Ingrid did a lot of sightseeing on her own.  She loves all the tourist things like Museums and such.  Here she is at the Cape May Firehouse Museum.

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She also made it to the Aviation Museum.  She said we missed a great time.  You can get in the vehicles and play with the equipment.  I definitely need to visit this one!  I love touching stuff!