Eskilstuna Travel Blog› entry 48 of 113 › view all entries
July 20th, 2008 – by: afredrix
In reality, I only spent a couple days with the girls in Berlin. But they might as well have been my kindergarten playmates with as comfortable and nice to see them as it was. Friendships happen a bit quicker on the road, I guess. It's a great substitute when family and friends from home are slightly less accessible.
A one-hour train ride from Stockholm took me to the town of Eskilstuna, and back to my childhood.
As an added bonus, summer finally arrived in Sweden. The days of partial cloudy/chance of rain were gone and we were left with pure, unadulterated sunshine. We took full advantage at the lake by Lillit's house, where I unintentionally toasted the right side of my body. I'll have to go back later in the day to even out.
We also spent a couple nights in the booming town of Eskilstuna, where Lillit and her brother Lua have an apartment. Marie gave me the grand city tour by day and we did a little dancing at Harry's 1/2-price-Wednesdays by night. There were more bike rides, movie and brownie nights (which turned into more of a brownie and falling asleep night) and "ficas" in the park.
I was supposed to leave on Thursday. That was before I learned the little fact that Marie's family has an island. And on that island they have a cabin. And Thursday night was the perfect time to go stay in this cabin on that island. There was really no debate. Stockholm can wait.
We took a rowboat, late in the evening, across the lake. And the next day, got up early to enjoy breakfast on the porch and canoe our way to a nice sunny rock for a little basking. We only had a half day there, but it was well-worth postponing my train ride. Besides...a half day of outhouses is sometimes enough.
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