One of the burial mounds Borre Norway. The most burial mounds in northern Europe are here. It's a strategic location at the entrance to Oslo from the fjord. The ocean is just to the right... all the traffic going in and out could be seen.
This is Gard Strom and Kaia Knutson. Kaia is the longtime secretary at the Norwegian church in Minneapolis, Mindekirken. Gard has done the genealogical research on all the farms from Gamle Gjerpen near Skien Norway. I found his website from doing a search for my ancestors. He offered to take us around Gjerpen and show us the farms we wanted to see. He gave us a fantastic history lesson of the area. Here's a link to his website. http://gamlegjerpen.no/index.htm