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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 ...
Our morning started in the 20th century. In the first decade of the 1900s, 6-year-old Tina Kraft moved from her home in Barkeryd, Sweden, to what is now Pflugerville, TX to be a helper for her older married sister. Several years later, 17-year-old Carl Sundbeck moved from Ödestugu, Sweden to Texas, where many other Swedes had moved to farm and build a community. Tina and Carl met and married, which is the start ...
... an old cemetery, an herb garden and many fruit trees, all with a very kind tour guide who spoke in both Swedish and English. I am repeatedly impressed by how well and willingly everyone speaks English. It makes the lives of us English-speakers much easier (though I hate to admit that I can't speak enough Swedish to converse with others because it makes me feel like such a tourist here).
Another trip on the ferry took us back to ...
... and his wife Agneta while the two of us are spending the night here as Celie and Simon are on their honeymoon. It's a beautiful home that Samuel built with help and final touches by Simon. We are grateful to be able to stay here, but sad we cannot visit with Celie, but glad that it is because they are having such fun being married and traveling! (I could find more but's to add, but that about sums it up).
And then we had a sleepover, and it was fun. :)
... 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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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility