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Norwegian ambassador, wife ski in Embassy Row

Snow's no problem for Norway's Wegger and Cecilie Strommen. (Courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Embassy)

It was a great day to be Scandinavian in D.C.! Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Strommen and his wife, Cecilie, celebrated the first major snowstorm since they moved to Washington two years ago . . . by cross-country skiing Sunday from their home near Naval Observatory up to the Swedish ambassador's residence on Nebraska Avenue NW.

That's more than two miles each way and a pretty rigorous uphill climb, huh? "Awww, not very," the ambassador told us. "If you're Norwegian, not very." The Swedes greeted them with tea and scones before they returned home.

How's D.C. for cross-country skiing? The Srotmmens may be among the few residents not complaining about the city's slowness to plow the smaller streets. Those were the roads they traveled, he said, the snow still so deep "you have to make your own tracks."

They headed back out again on Monday afternoon.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 9, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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How could this be the first snow storm in 2 years when we had almost 2' of snow this past December?

Posted by: barbaque | February 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

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