My mother met them partway in her car so they wouldn't have to walk the whole way from the main road (you need a certain key to get across the bridge to the road up into the mountains, and only a select few have that key). The weather wasn't too great, but we managed to take a little hike regardless. Another of those must-go hikes ... for me anyway ... its destination a pair of huge boulders which I used to love hiking to as a little girl. It's a short hike, only about 30-40 minutes from the cabin. But the youngest of my 'little cousins', Frida, aged 6, wasn't really in a hiking mood, so we thought it might be just as well that we didn't pick a longer one just then.
Here are the girls on the smallest of the two boulders.
(Left-right: Emma, Frida in her arms and Klara. Klara and Emma are twins and 12 years old.)
Here's the whole gang relaxing in our living room.
(Left-right: Emma (in blue), Klara, Mette with Frida on her lap, Mille's daughter, ie my second cousin, Elin, who'd also stopped by to visit with us, and my mother.)
Fortunately I had brought some board games with me - this turned out to be pretty lucky considering the weather. :-) I taught the girls to play Carcassonne which they had lots of fun with. Here's Emma with an ideal landscape that she's built. :-)