Gävle- Off the boat

Trip Start Jul 12, 2009
Trip End Jul 26, 2009

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Where I stayed
Sjökvist House

Flag of Sweden  , Gävleborgs Län,
Saturday, July 18, 2009

Somehow I managed to wake up extremely early the next morning, and stumbled down for breakfast. As we walked back up to our rooms, I saw a horrible horrible sight. As you would walk onto the boat, there are people there that take very rushed pictures of you before you enter. They put copies of all of the pictures up so that people can purchase them, and they even take a select few people and blow them up super huge, just to show that you can get different sizes of the photos. As we were walking up the stairs to the rooms, I saw that there was a massve picture of me sitting there on the display. Ugh, I don't that that I photograph well, and I am pretty sure that that is the truth, but Sofie assured me that the photo was nice, but it was still hard to go look at the photo up there, for everyone to see. Needless to say, I didn't buy either the photos they had of me up there, everyone looked so shocked in their photos.

After we docked, we had to wait for our bus, which was running a bit behind schedule. As soon as I was on the bus, I passed out and only woke up shortly before we arrived back in Gävle. We started immidiately passing on our excting tale of meeting celebrities the night before, the definite highlight of the trip in my opinion. As fun as the trip was, it was nice to be back "home". I was very surprised that I could still see the house as home, it really didn't feel like it could have been two years since I was there last.

The rest of the day was very relaxed, went to Carina's for supper and internet access before heading into town to see Harry Potter. Originally I had felt bad that I didn't get to see it opening night because we were going to be on our way to Helsinki, but it was totally worth not seeing it opening night to get to meet two of the actors from the movie! This was something that I was really excited to see, and sitting in the teatre waiting for it to start took forever. I was very pleased with the movie, and would have to say that it is my favourate of the Harry Potter series so far. The only complaints that I had read were that there was a lot of talking in it, not so much action. But the sixth book was a lot of talking without much action. It was all about setting up the action for the seventh book (which the movies for cant come out soon enough now) and I thought it was really well done. It was nice to see that some of the other characters that are usually just there in the background to say a few things every once in a while, got some acutal acting to do. Even take the guy who plays Draco got way more to do than he usualy did. He didn't just walk around saying nasty things to Harry the entire time, he got to show some range and actually got to do some things that really gave you insight into his character. I really loved the guy they cast as Slughorn, he was not as I imagined the character being, but I really liked the differences. Lavender Brown was hilarious, the only new character I thought was wrong was Greyback, he didn't quite seem as crazy or as animal like as I imagined. There were a couple things tha they added, and a major thing that they took out. I was very surprised to see that they cut the funeral scene out of the end, it was one of the best passages of the book. I did read that they were planning on putting it at the beginning of the seventh movie, and that seems like it could work. At first I thought the movie was reall missing something because of this, but as I thought about it, the scene that they put in with all of the people raising their wands over the body in respect. The only thing that really bugged me over the movie was the last scene, in which Ron said nothing at all. He was just sitting there in the back, saying nothing. It just came off as a little strange.

Later that night, as things calmed down a little bit from all of the packing that was going on, Sofie, Annika and I decided to watch a film and then hit the hay.
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