First full day & Mom's birthday

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Our first full day in Gävle was spent walking across town to visit Lena’s mom at her condo.Today is her 80th birthday and there is a party later on tonight. The walk to Lena's mom's house is only an half hour, so it’s easy to do. After spending some time walking the town with her mom, we went back to her brothers house for a very nice party celebrating Lena’s mom’s birthday. The party went well and the weather was perfect. We ate outside on the back deck and started the party by singing happy birthday (in Swedish) then toasting the birthday girl with sparkling wine. Then the first course was served which included Gravad Lax (cured Salmon) Janssons Frestelse and boiled potatoes. The main course was next which was Pork Tenderloin cooked on the grill, oven baked potatoes, green beans and a tomato, apple and feta salad.

Of course there was plenty of wine to go around as well. The party started to break up as the sun was setting, and I drove a few of the guest to the train station since I was the only sober one there…well mostly sober. 

Most of time here in Gävle is going to be very relaxing and more like being at home, but not having to go to work. We don’t have much planned as far as site seeing go’s, but we will be in Stockholm for a few days, and we’re taking the train to Sundsvall to visit some of Lena’s cousins for a couple of days. We pretty much wake up and decide what we are doing, if any thing. So until we get to Stockholm, I might not have much to write about, but I’ll still make a journal entry and I’ll have lots of pictures!

tvillingmarit says:
Oh I love Jansons frestelse. Hove did you find it? I have learnd; You eather love it or hate is.
Posted on: Aug 27, 2008
marksreynolds says:
Oh she wasn't that bad.
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008
Roguefairy13 says:
So how drunk did Lena get exactly?
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008
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Flowers for moms birthday.
Flowers for mom's birthday.
Lena trying on hats.
Lena trying on hats.
Some guy trying to make a Krona en…
Some guy trying to make a Krona e…
A fountain in the middle of the ri…
A fountain in the middle of the r…
Lena and her mom checking out the …
Lena and her mom checking out the…
Lena tasting some smoked Salmon.
Lena tasting some smoked Salmon.
The farmers market set up in the t…
The farmers market set up in the …
Cheese!
Cheese!
This is a serving of the goodies w…
This is a serving of the goodies …
Göran and me.
Göran and me.
Göran and Bibis dog Nicky.
Göran and Bibi's dog Nicky.
Bibi and Ann. Ann is Görans firs…
Bibi and Ann. Ann is Göran's fir…
Lisa taking lots of pictures.
Lisa taking lot's of pictures.
The back of Göran & Bibis house.
The back of Göran & Bibi's house.
Lenas Mom. She hates to have her …
Lena's Mom. She hates to have her…
Lisa cleaning her plate.
Lisa cleaning her plate.
Lisa, my Swedish niece.
Lisa, my Swedish niece.
Me & Lisa
Me & Lisa
The main course.
The main course.
My family in Sweden.
My family in Sweden.
Me, Göran, Lisa & Nicky.
Me, Göran, Lisa & Nicky.
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