When I made the decision to come to Skogfjorden, I had no idea what I got myself into. I had a friend of a friend of a friend introduce me to the possibility of spending a summer in the woods of Bemidji. I admit I was excited and looking forward to it, even though I didn’t know what “the woods of Bemidji” would be – all I’d heard of were the mosquitos.
Det var en gang… Once upon a time… there was a young girl, who was a very particular eater. While her parents often struggled to convince her to try new foods, they found it was quite easy to convince her to go off to summer camp. All they had to do was assure her that at Norwegian camp, “You’ll eat mostly fish and potatoes!”
As the weather gets colder the food seems to get heavier. The beautiful thing about agurksalat is that it is perfect any time of year! A lovely side dish to any meal… plus it is super easy to make.
My own personal journey has led me in all sorts of directions: to and fro, here to there, often unplanned and largely unexpected, sometimes lost, occasionally alone, often roaming to new places to explore a particular way of life, only to continue onwards as though searching for some of the mysteries of existence buried amidst a landscape, a city, a culture, a language, or in the connections one might make along the way.
Like many others who have already shared their Skogfjorden stories, I can honestly say that my 10+ summers at CLV have significantly contributed to who I am today.