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... lived in town. Now if that was not cool enough, it is also the town where a few of my relatives served as care takers and grandpa Willis's parents Sven (the stone cutter) and Kristina were buried there! The next two stops were remarkable, both in there own right and also that we found them. We drove on these crazy small roads in the woods and miraculously found "eketorp" meaning cottage by the oak trees, but more importantly it WAS my grandpa willie's house built ...
... and surprisingly not by me. Cousin Samuel and his wife Josephine are apparently cachers also, with a year more experience than Izak and myself, and two caches were near our restaurant. After finishing lunch, we all headed to find the first cache with the boys running clear in the front, leading the hunt. In nearly no time at all, we found the cache: our first international cache! Dad found the second as we ...
... we took a fika sitting on a beach on lake Vättern and enjoying cookies made by cousin Gudrun. It was a sunny and warm ("warm" being a relative term, fellow Texans) day, which is held nearly sacred in Sweden. Several people were outside, enjoying the water and warming up by sitting out in the sun. Only a few relatives (the young boys and Gudrun) and myself were brave enough to jump boldly into the freezing cold water. Kristin and mother ...
... and shrimp served with cider. Apple and pear cider are common here, alcoholic and not, served with most homemade meals we have had during our time here. I asked to take home one of the bottles written in Swedish to add to my collection at home. I hope it makes it through baggage check and loading.
Samuel then picked us up for the evening and dropped us off at his daughter's home, our cousin Celie and her husband Simon. Mom and Dad are staying ...
... not of Scandinavia descent! African, Indian, Middle Eastern, by appearances, introducing their little ones to the customs of their adopted homeland. Immigration has caused major adjustments, and has serious challenges attached to is in Scandinavia. In this case, however, we appeared to be witnessing a healthy integration - a respect for and appreciation of the customs of the home ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center