Last weekend Esther and I joined some Olsons and Doles on a Norwegian adventure at the Sons of Norway chalet on Snoqualmie Pass. The nordic getaway is nestled in a snow park on the eastern side of the pass. A cat is necessary to bring the luggage and supplies in and out. We enjoyed a sunny afternoon of cross country skiing (it's been 30 years) and a cozy evening and morning by the fireside, playing games, as well making puzzles and bead necklaces. The company and food was great. It felt like the final winter hurrah of the year.