That Time We Spent the Day in Sweden

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Tommy has some distant relatives that live in Sweden. They met years ago when Tommy was in school and the relatives were here visiting the U.S. and have since been exchanging Christmas cards and letters. (And, of course, keeping in touch through Facebook!) Since we would be just over the bridge in Denmark, we decided we had to make the trip to see them!

Shortly after crossing the bridge, we noticed fields (acres and acres) of yellow flowers. They were gorgeous, and on our way back, Tommy promised we could pull off somewhere to take pictures.

We made it to Jonstorp in about an hour and a half. We visited at the house with the relatives for awhile and then went out for lunch in a nearby town called Hoganas. (I faced my fears and actually tried herring… It was nowhere near as bad as I’d feared!)

After lunch, we drove through different towns and villages where Tommy’s relatives were born, grew up, and lived. We walked up to Kullen Lighthouse, but we had a cranky, tired, toddler who was way past his nap time… Our visit was brief, but the view from the lighthouse was gorgeous. And of course, five minutes away from the relatives’ home… #ToddlerGoodwin fell asleep in the car.

While #ToddlerGoodwin napped, the rest of us sat down for coffee. Tommy and I are used to having a cup in the morning, or grabbing something to go… but coffee in Sweden was something else! We sat down to coffee, cookies, Princess cake, and other goodies and easily chatted for another hour or so.

After #ToddlerGoodwin eventually woke up, it was time for us to head back home. To Copenhagen, that is. But not before we stopped to take pictures of the flowers. It turns out they were canola. (As in the oil.) Not only are they pretty, but they are very fragrant!

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