Day 3 Cray fish party

Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
Trip End Dec 18, 2008

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

The next day we slept in again as well, of course kristen is with us, and it was a very good day to rest and lay around the house. We packed our stuff getting ready for our trip to Stockholm the next day. Also preparing for the evening party ahead of us, our first Swedish cray fish party. At elin's dads's house where we stayed she described to us what happens at the party as well as what we do. She said there is a game we play that is a lot like baseball. It was raining too much that evening for us to play outside. The house she took us to for the party was a friend of her mom's. these people were world travelers and to Kristen and I, were the friendliest Swedes we had ever met so far. With birthday style hats and crayfish in hand we began to learn about the songs they sing in between eating as well. Most of them sang about taking shots of schnapps. When we began the party Lars, the host of the party, had to demonstrate to Noortje and I exactly how to at crayfish. He also explained that the way we were playing was almost a bit cheating because when he plays you take a shot of schnapps for every limb of the crayfish, so after about 4-5 fish you were to the floor. We only did it after every one crayfish. At this party we got our first taste of dining culture in Sweden. It is very common to eat and stay at the table for a couple more hours just talking as we move through coffee and dessert. So what I learned about myself at this party is that I can hold a lot more alcohol then Kristen can. The first one we tried was 40 proof and a little too strong for us. After that we stuck with the more girly hard alcohol.
Going to bed that night kristen and I were verrrrrrrrry giggly, she and I would laugh about anything. And as expected we stayed up until about 3:00 in the morning again! Elin said that when people go out to clubs and bars seriously they don't get home until 9 o clock in the morning the next day. AHH I couldn't imagine.
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