Monday, January 01, 2007

Lefsa is Lotus

While traveling to Ohio to visit family, we had a short layover in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Normally, airports look and feel all the same. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Walking from one gate to another, Chicago could be St. Louis. Kansas City could be Cleveland. A layover rarely allows anyone to experience the locale in any meaningful way.

This layover was different. Among the many announcements on the loudspeaker, I heard,
“Someone has left a bag of lefsa at the security area. Please report to the security area and describe your bag to claim your lefsa.”
Lefsa is a traditional Norwegian flatbread made of potatoes. With that announcement, I knew that I could only be in Minnesota.

Sadly, I could find no krumkake for the Christmas holidays. Uff-da.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Short layover? It was a LOOOONG layover.