My post about our 3-system back up camera in the MH brought a few comments. Randy asked if we thought the side view cameras had distorted views and became a distraction. He and Pam have the same camera system in their Allegro and he only uses the main rear view camera. I e-mailed back to answer his question with the answer, “No, we use it all the time.” The side-views are never a replacement for doing it the old fashioned way first….look in the side mirrors to check the lane of traffic next to you. Then use the side-view camera to verify the safety of a planned lane change. I think this is one of those different strokes for different folks areas that we RVer’s have a lot of.
Saturday we enjoyed a glorious day in Tumwater. It was about 72F with a beautiful blue sky to see…..and NO humidity. That got me to thinking about Walt Disney World and how it is really heating up back there right about now. Lots of humidity, too, I am fairly certain. Glad we are not there right now.
I had some left over pics from Epcot’s Norway and I thought I’d share them with my readers today. We always enjoy touring this pavilion and eating in their main restaurant, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. A few years back they changed this to a Princess Dining Experience. Not our favorite change, but we still go there because the food is so fantastic.
This pavilion is built around a center courtyard and the surrounding buildings are built in an assortment of traditional Scandinavian architectural styles. It is a beautiful place to visit. There is a ride called Maelstrom, which is an indoor adventure boat ride. A little short in duration, in our opinion. You board these dragon headed ships for a voyage through rivers and seas detailing some Viking history interspersed with modern day Norway. After the ride you can walk to a small theater to see a 5-minute film about life in Norway. In typical Disney fashion the theater will empty out into their gift shops with imported clothing and souvenirs from Norway. Trolls are BIG in Norway.
Once outdoors again, we took a look in at Bruce’s favorite place…..the bakery. Here they have wonderful pastries and small sandwiches you can enjoy in an open air seating area.
One of the finest displays in this pavilion is a replica of a wooden stave church. A stave church is a medieval wooden church. They were built in the 1500’s and have a post and beam construction. There are estimates of about 2,000 of these built in Norway. A few remain today. Inside this one are some artifacts related to stave churches.
It wouldn’t be Norway without a Viking present.
Norway used to be one of the least visited pavilions in the World Showcase (and our favorite). That is until they turned a wonderful restaurant into a Princess Dining Experience. Ah well….it got the tourists to go in there and eat now, didn’t it?
Until next time……so long for now!