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Back in VA Beach

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 28, 2008 by Haakon Sengsvoll

My family and I have moved back to Virginia Beach and we have been here for almost four weeks already. The classes at Regent University start this week, and I am looking forward to a new semester here.

I haven’t been posting to my blog for some time and the reason is that I have been quite busy finishing my incomplete classes from the spring. For the future, it seems that the blogging will be less frequent as happened in during the first months it was up. For those of you who would like to follow us more closely, I would recommend that you become friends with us on Facebook or Twitter, as I find it more easier to post updates there.

Benjamin will start in pre-school next week and we look forward to hear him learn more English words during the following months.

We have become members of the YMCA and they offer some great facilities for swimming, sports and workout. It is cool to be able to follow our progress online when logging into Fitlinxx.

Here I am working out on a Star Trac 5600 Pro Treadmill at Indian River Family YMCA in Virginia Beach. Hopefully, I will loose some weight 🙂

The Norwegian Lady

Posted in Norway, USA with tags , , , , on June 14, 2008 by Haakon Sengsvoll

The Norwegian Lady, Moss.Today, my family and I visited Moss for the commemoration of the Norwegian bark Dictator registered in Moss, which went down just a few hundred yards off the coast of Virginia Beach on March 27, 1891. The figurehead was washed ashore and erected as a landmark, facing the sea on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach. In 1953, during a hurricane, it disappeared. An idea of making another copy of “The Norwegian Lady” led to a commission by Norwegian sculptor Ørnulf Bast, who made 2 copies of brass. On September 22, 1962, the two statues were unveiled simultaneously in Moss and Virginia Beach. Continue reading