Happy Holidays and the cozy Allstate Island (Ona Island)
Sunday, December 27, 2020
I hope you are having a great holiday season. This goes out to those celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and others. We celebrate Christmas, but if there's ever been a year for us to all come together and be respectful to others, 2020 is the year.
We had a great Christmas. My mother-in-law visited. Our dog Flash is always excited when his Oma visits and then is sad when she leaves :). My youngest son and I played giant Jenga for the first time. Has anyone out there played this? Super-fun and not that expensive. It's a great party or family game. I'm also in the middle of assembling his new portable basketball hoop that was a bit more challenging than I thought yesterday.
I thought I'd share a cozy story for anyone interested. Last week, while watching a football game, I saw the Allstate commercial with the idyllic island and wondered if this island is real. After searching the net, I found the island IS real, but Allstate took some creative liberty and showed this as a separate island, when in fact it's connected to a larger island. While searching, I found a fun short video of the island after a fresh snowfall.
First, the island is part of Norway.
Here is the original Allstate commercial if you haven't seen this:
Thanks for the information about that beautiful island. No I would not like to visit I WOULD LOVE to live there. It looks so peace and quiet. I have decided I love the peace and quiet. That is one of the things I have learned this year is how much I love the peace and quiet especially the holidays. I was so surprised that I was not lonely or sad being alone at the holidays. It was an eye-opener. I know I need to decide what activities I will start up again once it is safe to do them. I don't want to lose the contentment and peacefulness of my life.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that 2021 will be filled with lots of love, laughter, special memories, and joy. 137 days ago
So fun! THX for sharing! PS.... I've seen the BIG Jenga on The Big Bang Theory. It DOES look fun! For our New Year we are getting a mini trampoline for the living room! You inspired me to get it! It should be interesting trying to put it together! Have fun! 137 days ago
My grandmother came from one of the Northern islands of Norway. My son brought me to visit Norway in 2017 and it was the most beautiful place I'd ever seen. We had a second trip planned for 2020 to visit more of the fjords and islands but that didn't work out. Thank you for sharing all this information! 137 days ago