Travel Blogs from Växjö
... 1800s and still intact! Thatched roof and all. Even more nuts was that the current owners only go there on vacation but happen to be there! They were sooo kind and showed us around. The only sad part is they are planning to re-do the roof, so we are SO lucky we came when we did to see it as it was! We then roamed more crazy non labeled roads and asked a few random people on the way but were eventually successful in finding the school house where grandpa Willie ...
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 ...
... for their peppermint). Gränna is apparently well-known as the place to get incredible peppermint, which happens to be one of Mom's favorite candies.
We boarded the bus again and headed for Visingsö, an island in lake Vättern. Legend has it that the island was created by a giant for his wife, when a walk for food around the lake left her too tired to take the single step across. He took a piece of land and made the island to create ...
... 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. :)
Poor internet access tonight aboard the ferry to Helsinki. These are a few pics, however, from our day in southern Sweden on Friday celebrating Midsummer Eve with some Swedes in the small community of Evedal north of Växjö. It was a low-key, family affair with game booths set up for the really small kids, dancing around the Midsummer Pole, picnicking, and just enjoying the longest day ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed