Back to the US… again

So it has been a while since my last blog post. I’ve kept busy with my political organization, as well as planning our family trip to Portland, OR and Seattle, WA over Easter. But now I’m back in Norway and intend to stay here for a while. Until I fly somewhere else next month 🙂

Flying to Portland was awesome. I was upgraded on all flights except from the last flight coming back to Kristiansand from Copenhagen. Which I’d say is a pretty good deal. One flight in coach, that I can take 😉

Our flights were
March 25, 2013
WF262 Kristiansand-Copenhagen, Dash 8 Q400 (Business class, seat 07A)
SK943 Copenhagen-Chicago, Airbus A330-300 (Economy extra, seat 18H)

March 26, 2013
UA1585 Chicago-Portland,OR, Boeing B737-900 (EconomyPlus, seat 08A)

April 2, 2013
UA640 Portland-Chicago, Boeing 757-200 (EconomyPlus, seat 07D)
SK944 Chicago-Copenhagen, Airbus A340-300 (Business class, seat 04A)

April 3, 2013
WF277 Copenhagen-Kristiansand, Dash 8 Q400 (Economy, seat 11A)

My parents got upgraded to business class as well on SK944 from Chicago to Copenhagen and we all felt very awake and fresh as we landed in Copenhagen.

In Oregon we had a great time. We visited Salem, the state capital, drove to Seaside, drank locally brewed beers, drove around the Olympia national park, took the ferry from Kingston, WA to Edmonds, WA. Drove to Seattle. Got a little lost in the city of one-way streets but with me reading the map and navigating we got back on track. My family and I also had dinner with Karlene Petitt and her husband. We visited the Boeing Assembly Building, which is the largest building in the world by volume. The Museum of Flight on Boeing Field was also visited. I met up with a Boeing engineer who will come to Norway and work this summer, at the Museum of Flight. We had a lot of fun looking at the exhibits.

Getting our cravings for aviation satisfied for a while, we headed south to Portland via the I-5. Before the sun set, we visited the Multnomah falls. Beautiful place!
We stayed the last two nights in Portland, where we “kept it weird” 🙂 Tuesday, I met up with Alesa and had coffee before I headed to the airport.

We left Portland for Chicago and via Copenhagen, SAS took us safely home Wednesday afternoon.
See you soon again, America 🙂

– Cecilie

Posted on April 6, 2013, in travel and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a fun trip. And nice upgrades!

  2. Cecilie please tell your parents it was great to meet them and hopefully we can visit when it’s easier to talk~ And so glad they got upgraded. It was great to see you as always. Oh… and did you tell everyone we ordered the best weather of the year for you? Come back… and good luck on that lottery. When is the drawing?

    • Karlene, we had a great time! Thank you so much for taking us out – great food and company! Come and visit Norway one day 🙂

      They were very happy to get the upgrade. It wasn’t confirmed until we transferred in Chicago. The best way to start adjusting back to Europe time is to get a good night’s sleep on board the plane back home. And we did. They liked it a lot.

      Yes, we have been telling people back home about it! It was fantastic! Sunny and warm.

      I will definitely come back soon! The green card lottery will be drawn in the beginning of May.. I will know in less than a month if I get it or not 🙂

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