December 29th, 2009 – by: marksreynolds
We arrived in Gävle as scheduled at 2:30am. We were in luck, there is a taxi sitting outside! But, when we got to it, the driver said he was called for someone and had to wait on them. He did say he would call another cab for us though. He’s passenger arrived soon after and he was gone. We waited for about ten minutes when another cab showed up, but he was called by the two people already outside waiting on him. We went back inside and called the ca company. They told Lena it would be at least an hour before they could have a cab out for us as they were very busy tonight! What!! Busy??? It’s almost 3:00am and no one out, how could they be that busy?? Lena and I discussed our options, either we could walk and be home by the time a cab showed up, or we could wait an hour and hope one showed up before the busses start running again at 5:00am. We decided to walk and just get home and to sleep. Just as we started, a cab drove up and I flagged him down. He said the dispatcher had him there for someone going to a different address than the one we were going to, but since we were the only people there, he would take us instead!! Finally a lucky break!! We arrived at Lena’s brother’s house around 3:20am. This is where we will be staying our remaining time here in Sweden. Göran, Bibbi and Lisa are away for a couple weeks, so they are letting us stay at their place.
The next few days will be just hanging out and visiting Lena’s mom every day until we leave for home. We were hoping to visit Lena’s cousin in Sundsvall, but our schedules did work out, so we’ll visit them next summer when we are in Sweden again.
Tomorrow, sleep in, then a visit to moms.