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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   3/1/2012 10:47:02 PM
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@ "On somebody else's dime, to boot!" It's the only way to travel :-)

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jimfordbroadcom   3/1/2012 10:04:38 PM
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Say, Max, I always thought it was, "What a day, a year, a LIFE it is." Parallelism and all that rot, you know! Maybe I just couldn't hear through the Brit accent. Sounds like fun going to Norway. On somebody else's dime, to boot!

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Max The Magnificent   2/21/2012 1:40:33 PM
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I'm not sure about employment (I didn't think to ask) ... but the engineering department building itself is incredible ...

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Max The Magnificent   2/21/2012 1:39:39 PM
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Yes -- we went to both museums -- I cannot believe that they set off for a "3 to 5 year voyage" in this boat -- as you say the boat itself is an incredible feat of engineering ... but to spend 5 years of your life on it with only a bunch of guys and a lot of books (600 I believe) but no DVDs or TV (and no hot showers)...

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jack754   2/18/2012 7:20:08 AM
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When you're at the Kon-Tiki museum you're next door to the Fram museuum, which is worth a visit. Fram is the ship used by Fritjof Nansen to come close to the North Pole and by Roald Amundsen to get to the South Pole (with snowsleds and skis). It's a feat of engineering.

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Max The Magnificent   2/17/2012 4:23:41 PM
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Someone commented on a previous blog that if I was traveling across Norway in the winter then I wouldn't need color film because everything was black and white and gray... ...it certainly seems that way in these pictures ... I seem to recall a hint of green, but that could be my brain "filling in the details"... But it was great to look at...

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ReneCardenas   2/15/2012 8:20:00 PM
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Max, If it wasn't for a hit of clear skies, I would have assumed that you took your pictures in black and white setting. ;-) Was that gray all around? Are those pine trees that gray looking? what happened to green foliage (any)?



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