By 10 o'clock we were on the road to Selje! All packed up, car loaded and goodbyes said...
It was a lovely drive to Selje this morning...not too warm yet and easy driving...the roads started getting pretty curvy the closer we got to our destination and we couldn't find a restaurant for any lunch along the way at all...smaller towns then the small towns we have been staying in!
Luckily it really wasn't that long a car ride here and the scenery is just as lovely as we have been encountering throughout this country!
The Doktorsgarden is the house where we have rented two rooms...its like our B&B's but without the complimentary breakfast! Our hosts' asked us when we'd like to take breakfast tomorrow and we requested 9:00AM...we will report on that in tomorrow's post :)
We did sit in their cafe as soon as we arrived here though and enjoyed a great Norwegian lunch. I would've taken a photo but we were hungry and didn't think of it until AFTER we ate! I did get a great shot of my dessert though, carrot cake. with cream cheese icing!!!
Ok, so the rooms are named by colour :) We requested the Red room as it slept three...this is the shot of the room before the girl turned this sofa into my bed! I chose it because it is a firmer foam.
Here's my bed...looks great too huh?
Now this is the blue room...I would've chosen this one personaly because I love the colours but it has the same configuratrions except it has loads of closets along the one wall...
This is the White room...we requsted this one too and it sleeps toe to toe! Strange but we will hear how Auntie June and Barb slept tomorrow...think they might be playing footsies a bit!
I think this room is called the Pink room...but it doesn't have the same 'pop' as the other ones :)
I will have to take some photos around this house and share later...this chandelier was totally unique and fantastic!
The cafe area downstairs is full of different pieces of art, all for sale. Because this was an actual Doctor's house, the main floor rooms are divided into an eating/cafe area, sitting area with one featured Artist's work in it and two other spaces that feature various artists as well. Very creative use of this house...the kitchen has been renovated and is large and lovely...I'll have to make sure to get some pictures of that over the next couple days :)
Nancy, Barb and Auntie June headed out to sightsee after our lunch and once we were settled in our rooms...Mom and I decided to just chill out on our beds and chat...much cooler activity.
Nancy grabbed my camera and captured some great shots though...this is a model of the Monastery on the island of Selja just across the beach from here...it is now in ruins but we hope to visit it in the coming days during the morning before we head to Fure for our family time.
This appetizer got an A+ for effort and didn't taste 'bad'...our dinner we were told was going to be Lamb with a red wine reduction sauce and veggies...I was so underwhelmed that I forgot to get a photo...there is no way it was lamb...looked like roast beef with gravy and veggies...tasted exactly like roast beef with gravy...so either our server thought roast beef in english is lamb...? Or they ran out of lamb and served us some roast beef...the dinner menu at this hotel is always pre-set, three course...no choices, just whatever it is...we had a watery red wine...Austrialian Lindemans which was suggested to pair nicely with the lamb...if we were having lamb perhaps the wine might've tasted better?
Oh! and a cream caramel which was OK...at this point after about 10 minutes of the vanishing server...we were ready to get back to the house and hit the hay!
The moments after dinner I was remembering our cousin Else instructing us that we will be having our lunches and dinners at her place in Fure...which I absoloutely insist we do also! More than one dinner at the Selje Hotel is really one dinner too much! I did mention that we are eating WAY more then I usually do but I know we will have some great suppers with our cousins this weekend!
Signing off until tomorrow's adventures unfold...thanks for following along!