Sunday, September 20, 2009

100th Anniversary of Norway Day!

August 30, 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of Norway Day during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. The Norwegian Ladies Chorus performed as part of the celebration as well as the Norwegian Male Chorus.

It was a stunningly beautiful day, just perfect for the Nordic Spirit to make it's way to Fisherman's Terminal. As I was driving into Ballard I could see fog rolling into the ship canal, creating this lovely scene (second shot).

The Nordic Spirit. According to the link, it was built originally as a fishing boat in the early 1800s but was "adapted to a Viking design in the 1960s." It was donated to the Nordic Heritage Museum 30 years ago. More information at this link (scroll down to bottom of page; it's the second-to-last story.)

I wasn't on hand when the Nordic Spirit docked, but recorded it's departure:

It was just the perfect day, and great to be a part of the celebration.

Afterward, Gail, Claire, Mom, and I had dinner at a great Thai restaurant. (Diane, you and I ate there a few years ago; same location, just a different restaurant!)


Diane said...

Cool! Makes me proud to be 1/8th Norwegian. I love to see you and your mom in a picture together.

Kathryn said...

Norway Day looks like a blast! Love the pictures! :)