In 1960, I was able to afford a trip to faraway Norway, because I'd just won the first prize at a radio show trivia contest — 1,280 new francs, the currency that had just been introduced in France at the beginning of the year.

Of course we went there by car, in our robust Peugeot 203, and discovered the wonders of Norway's inland regions, including what appears to be an early example of an eco-friendly house. 

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