Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Norwegian Explorer, The Roomie

Bjorn’s Flash Back

I’ve been looking at old pictures of some of my adventures.  I thought I’d share some of my favorites.

The trip to South Carolina was part of our pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida.  We stopped in every state on the way.

Savannah, Georgia was also part of that pilgrimage.   I loved this very old city.  It had southern charm and so much history.  There is a raw beauty about Savannah.  Sometimes it’s hard to describe. If you can, I recommend a visit to the port community.  It’s known for its Art School, Spanish Moss and incredible historic homes with exquisite iron work.

Baltimore, Maryland has a beautiful Inner Harbor.  So many activities to keep you busy all day.  They also have many delicious venues to get food.  The National Aquarium was a lot of fun too.  It’s on the way to Washington, D.C. so if you are going that way check it out on the way.

This picture was taken at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA.  This site was a particular favorite of The Roomie.  She loves anything 1700’s which Philadelphia has in spades.  She even loved that it rained that day.  Lack of crowds offers more adventure time and one gets to really experience the site.  I was digging the cannons…loud but very cool.

Cleveland, Ohio is the home to Rock ‘N’ Roll.  They Museum offers many things.  From Michael Jackson’s glove to Elvis’ motorcycle.  Cleveland is also known for it’s Art Museums and our favorite…The Christmas Story House.  The Roomie enjoyed Lakeside Cemetery.  She’s all about Cemeteries too.  She was digging the Cemeteries in Savannah too 😉

I’m not sure where my next adventure will be but I know it will be a good one.

BJORN

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, In The Neighborhood, Nor'Easter, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Weather

Niko Came To Town

We had a Nor’Easter come through our part of the globe yesterday.  It could have been a lot worse than the 5.5″ we received.  Niko was very blustery and annoying but his punch was a little on the weak side…thank goodness.

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We had fun playing in the snow but it was back to business.  Today it was still super cold outside but tomorrow they are calling for high 47’s.  YAY!

Posted in Barry, Norwegian Explorer, Poltical People, Random Crap

Tomorrow Is New President’s Day

Tomorrow marks the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.

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Barry wishes 45 Good Luck.  It’s not an easy job.

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The guys and gals who work in this building aren’t very nice to anyone most of the time.

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Bjorn told Barry he would have run for President last year but since he’s a foreigner he can’t.  He knows how Arnie Schwarzenegger feels, DISAPPOINTED.

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He may not be able to be President of the USA but he is Ruler of all Norwegian Explores who are 4″ tall.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Holidays, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Forced Retirement

It is with sad heart that after 12 years of travel and adventure Bjorn Maelstrom is being forced to retire.  This weekend saw his worst injury today.

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While visiting Historic Hope Lodge to ring in the fun Christmas Season Bjorn suffered another radical amputation.  If you follow his travels you know that he’s lost both hands, his tail, his nose and his hair due to many individual circumstances.  This time he has lost his arm.  He is running out of parts to fall off.

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So for his future safety and under much protest the old boy is now shelf bound.  His family and friends will keep up the travels and adventures but for the foreseeable future Bjorn will be a quiet old man in retirement 😦  This makes us all sad since he was the one who started it all.  Hang in there our Norwegian friend.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Fear, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, The Roomie

Getting Ready For Christmas

Every year the Roomie reads us Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”.

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It’s an old-timer kind of tradition but we humor her.

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Fear got all scared because there were ghosts in the story.  No matter how much we tried to assuage him it was for naught.  The little dude is destined to be afraid of everything.  I guess that’s why his name is Fear.

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, Buddy Christ, Elves Are Everywhere, Files, Homie the Gnomie, In The Neighborhood, Jeff the Clone, Nor'Easter, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Snow, The Roomie, Winter

Oh Yay…It Snowed

So in our neighborhood we got 22.4″ of snow from Jonas.  I still think it’s stupid they name the storms.  Now nobody will want a friend named Jonas because that a-hole dropped 2-3′ of snow on the east coast!

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I think that Homie needs a smaller shovel.  It do give him props for giving it a try though 😉

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I was Bjorn of the mountain.  Really there were mountains of snow everywhere after the plows came through.  Crazy stuff this Nor’easter business.

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We decided to have some fun sliding down the hill.  It would be sledding if someone remembered to bring the sled.  I’m not pointing fingers but you’ll recognize him from his thumbs up…BUDDY!

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Homie says he enjoys snow so much more now than when he was a garden gnome/elf.  He’s a big fan of keeping dry and being warm.  We all survived and the next storm to come our way has been changed to a passing rain shower so no more shoveling for a bit.  YAY!!!

Posted in Bjorn Maelstrom, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Winter

Bjorn Just Can’t Catch A Break

I was just sitting at home when Tara the wonder puppy decided my hair was fun to play with and ripped it off my head.

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So I was feeling humiliated for a while…

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But the Roomie was able to glue my hair back on and things were relatively okay.  It was embarassing enough when my nose broke off but this scalping just put me over the edge.  I need some serenity so I’m going to go for a walk in the forest.  I ‘ll see you all…whenever I come back, lol.  Happy New Year!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Sunday Madness, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!

Posted in Autumn, Morris Arboretum, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Rain, Seasons, What happened today

More Autumnal Fun

I’ve been having a blast recently with all of the outside fun.

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It was a little rainy and overcast for most of the day but I just couldn’t let it get in the way of my good day.

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Peak Leaf/Color season has passed but there are still some good colors on the trees.  We took to the Arboretum today.

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It wasn’t too bad.  I’m going to miss all of the color once Winter descends upon us but at least I have my memories to keep me feeling good!  Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!