Day trip to the Baltic Sea
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Thursday 04 Sept 2008
Today Lena and I are taking the car and driving to Bönan, a
small fishing village on the coast of the
Once we finished breakfast, we checked out the map and
planed our route. On the way, we pasted by a large mansion which looked like it
might be a bed & breakfast. We made a mental note to stop on the way back
and check it out. We continued east and easily found the small town of
As we walked around the buildings and made our way to the shoreline, we found a group of small children and two or three adults sitting and playing in the rocks along the water. This was obviously a group of preschoolers out enjoying the day and learning about nature. It was fun to watch the kids climb around the rocks exploring and finding different things. If you listen to the video, and understand Swedish, I think one of the kids finds a frog and gets very excited about it and is calling the others to come and see.
After spending some time here, we decided to drive back to the bed & breakfast we pasted on the way in and check it out. We parked in the empty parking lot and walked around the grounds. It was obviously closed for the season, but resembled a 1930’s style mansion.
We parked and took a short walk through the woods finding
lots of Lingenberries. I picked a few and tasted them, very tart and not as
good as the ones we buy in the jar, but now I can say I picked Lingenberries in
We continued driving back towards Gävle looking for a place to have lunch but never found any thing open in the area. As we got closer to Gävle, we saw a burger place called Max, which we had seen ads for on TV many times over, so we pulled in. It was basically just like McDonalds or Burger King and even had a drive thru window. The food was good for fast food, and obviously the local kids liked it because the place was packed with teenagers. After lunch, we headed back to Göran’s house and relaxed a bit watching Swedish TV. It was back to moms place for dinner tonight, nothing fancy because tomorrow we were having a traditional Swedish crawfish party here!