Mary in Moss

posted Oct 6, 2016, 12:46 PM by Sam Johnson   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 2:40 PM ]
Thursday, 6 October 2016
   Mary Ann's first full day in Moss, Norway and still a bit jetlag-groggy, she nevertheless enthusiastically joined me in a lovely walk about town!
   I took her first to my office at the American College of Norway, and showed her the classrooms, etc. Next, I took her to the Moss library "bibliotek" (you know I know how to show a girl a good time!), then stopped by the "Kino," a modern cinema complex with 5 theaters cleverly built into three levels of a former factory building in Old Mill Town "Møllebyen" area.
   From there we walked down the "Gågatta" (pedestrian mall), to the city center ("Moss Sentrum"), where we stopped in some of the shops that line the walkway. Then we popped into the AMFI shopping center and checked out some of the "tilbud" (sales) before finding a quaint coffee shop where we sat outside in the fresh fall air (it was 55 F, 12 C), and enjoyed a cup of Norsk "kokekaffe" and piece of freshly baked "eplekake" each.
   Afterwards we walked a bit further to the ethnic grocery stores, then back to our apartment where Mary Ann fixed "pølse med lompe," a curried split pea and vegetable dish, and we shared a "Ringness pils."
  The trip took us about 4 hrs. and 4 miles of easy sauntering. 
  It was a very nice autumn outing!


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