|Heidi's country cottage, Jørgenstua, is on the left|
Folldal is also the highest dairy-farm valley in Norway. Heidi's father, Magne, was a dairy farmer.
The next time I came—the very next winter, in fact—it was to ski. Heidi and I spent a week in her country cottage, Jørgenstua, in the tiny community of Grimsbu, where we were able, basically, to ski out the door and into the snowy mountains. And the next time, in 2008, it was to spend a week skiing with both Heidi and my other wonderful sister-in-law Patty, again at Jørgenstua. Talk about heaven! It was so much fun.
|Patty & Wayne, David, Geoff & Heidi, me|
|Vorfjord, Lofoten Islands|
So yeah: Folldal—where Heidi's mother, Anne-Marie, still lives (Magne died last year; I'll miss his impish smile)—is part of the reason I keep coming back too. I can't say I really know the place. But I have so many good memories of it that it's seeped into my blood. It's one of my many blessings.