Trip Start Nov 18, 2008
Trip End Dec 14, 2008

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Hej! Det var lšnge sen!

How are you
guys doing? We haven't come around to writing for a while...I hope you haven't
been worried! The last few days we have been living here in Fresno,
CA. which is the home town of Greg.
Fresno might
not be the most exciting city on earth but it's located close to some pretty
amazing national parks! We spent last night in Kings Canyon/
Sequoia park which was really cool. The Sequoias are the world's largest trees,
some of them more than 300
feet or 100 meter high! The park is situated high up on
a mountain, 7000 feet
above sea level!

The view was
stunning! The 3 of us hiked a 7 mile tour while Astrid and Greg waited by the car. We
were a bit afraid because of the fact that there are LOTS
of bears in the area! All food must be
stored in specially made bear proof boxes. You are not even allowed to keep the
food in the car! (Bears crush cars if they smell food, Greg has seen it with
his own eyes). It was here that the suspicious thudding sound coming from the bottom of the car started...one of those sounds that cant easily be ignored. But for the life of us we could not find anything that could be making such a noise.

On our way
to Fresno we made a stop in a
place called Santa Barbara.

In the end
of the summer Malin and Nick met an American guy named Kieth at Lunds train station.
He had just gotten his Swedish Visa and was able to give Nick some tips about how to get his. Kieth just moved back to USA
two weeks ago (long story) and lives in Santa
Barbara so we decided to go and see him! We surprised
him and his mother, who were in their garden putting up Christmas decorations. Luckily
he recognized Malin and Nick and took us out for a guided tour in the pretty little town
of Santa Barbara! We saw the shore that all the famous people visit (butterfly beach), the pier and the
fabulous downtown! Santa Barbara is one of the
most expensive places in America
to live at, and a square meter and the local cemetery (with an ocean view!) costs
2 million dollars!! That was all for now! Tomorrow we will go to San Fransicso, we will keep you updated! Peace. sara-nick-malin

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kkie on

Wooo! SF!
Fantastic that you guys got to see the Redwoods! ... You'll enjoy San Francisco, a big city with a LOT to offer! Make sure you check out the China Town there in case you didn't get to see the one in Los Angeles.

It was wonderful seeing you guys here in sunny Santa Barbara. I hope to keep in touch with you all as you have this amazing adventure and new life together in Sweden!


Ps. Thanks for the add on Facebook! ;)

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