Monday, July 30, 2007

Boxcar Children

We decided this morning to pack up the car and head out to the summer cottage and see the Piteo music festival. On the way we picked up Johanna’s boyfriend Peter and we were all driving and laughing in the car together.
This cottage was much more luxurious than the cottage I stayed at before in south Sweden – there was actually electricity and fresh water via water hose coming to the house.
The first night I went out and picked blueberries in front of the house at 11:00pm, it was still light out. We all had to work together as a team and clean the cottage, preparing the beds and making sure we have water to drink. It reminded me of the Boxcar children series. I don’t know if anyone remembers those books, but basically there were some children without parents, and they had to figure out how to live, so they lived as a family together in an old boxcar of a train and lived very well. We stayed up and watched Harry Potter on my laptop, all snuggled together on the couch with a fire that Julia had built for us.

During my trip I have introduced my new Swedish family to the fine cuisine that America has to offer – Peanut butter & Jelly Sandwiches…and S’mores. They were disgusted at first, but I believe I’ve created a new s’more following in Scandinavia – They got the name confused sometimes and were calling it “Smears”. Tee hee.
I slept so well in our bunk beds, I didn’t even want to get out of bed in the morning.

1 comment:

blarmey said...

Don't forget ants on a green log.