This was a very exciting spring. On May 4th I was invited to speak at the Scandinavian Cultural Club in Santa Cruz sponsored and invited by Duane Adams and Jeanne Shada. A considerable number of members with guests attended the talk. A lively Q&A followed with many interesting questions. My friend, Karin Stahl, accompanied me once again and learned about her parents’ Norwegian cultural background and history. On Saturday morning we were driven to San Francisco where we spent two days at the Norway Day Festival, Fort Mason Center. I was invited to be the featured speaker for both days. My speech was introduced by the Consul General, Sten Arne Rosnes, who was very generous with his comments. A number of people attended. I was fortunate that my close friend, Carla Danziger, the editor of my book, was also present promoting/selling her book Hidden Falls which is a wonderful Norwegian/American mystery and page-turner. Together we shared a booth which was visited by a number of people and sales were brisk. The Festival was well run, exciting and the merchandise was quite impressive. People were friendly and interested and altogether the visit to San Francisco was memorable.