07/28/05 & 7/29/05 – Oslo to Newark to Minneapolis
We got up at 0630, had breakfast and took a taxi to the airport at 0830 ($100 USD). We successfully got through customs and got our tax $ back, along with (for me) a bottle of Skipper Worse Aquavit and a bottle of Jaegermeister at the duty-free shop.
The flight was delayed two hours, which means we will miss our Newar connection (again!). We finally started boarding at 1245. I sent an e-mail to Judy ($8/hour!) explaining the situation.
We arrived in Newark and I had to stand in line again to get a hotel. After a couple of hours and a one hour bus ride, we finally got to a hotel. I got a sandwich for both of us from the restaurant just before they closed. They must have given us all of the sliced turkey, since there was about 4 inches of it on the sandwich! I later found out that the others also missed their flight and stayed at a different hotel.
We had an uneventful trip to Minneapolis the next day. We went back to Monticello so Mom could nap for a couple of hours, then took her back to Minneapolis for her Sioux City connection. It’s good to be home!
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