Gävle, Sweden - Home for the next six days.

Gavle Travel Blog

 › entry 9 of 31 › view all entries
Lena in our kitchen

Woke this morning around 9:00am, it’s cloudy, but the sun is trying to come through the clouds. Feels a bit warmer today and the thermostat outside the window confirms this, only -5C. We will be spending the day shopping with Lena’s mom, but first we need to walk to Lena’s brothers’ bistro so we can use his car. It’s a short walk near Gävle’s concert hall. When we arrived, we had a bite to eat and chatted with Lena’s brother Göran, and his daughter Lisa who is working there too.

It’s now time to head to IKEA so mom can pick up a few things. The roads are icy and snow covered, but I’m used to driving in this, and the car has good snow tires, so I’m not concerned.

The view from Mom's apartment window around 10:30am. The sun is trying to come out.
IKEA is about a 30 minute drive from Gävle, road conditions are the same everywhere, but everyone knows how to drive in these conditions, so there were no problems. After our shopping at IKEA was complete we walked over to the liquor store, which is in the same shopping center, to get the required items for the upcoming Christmas dinner. It was now time to head back home. We unloaded the items we purchased, and then Lena and her mom drove to the grocery store to get a few more things for Christmas dinner. This gave me time to update my TB blogs and download some pictures. The internet connection here is so, so at best, so it takes a good amount of time to post anything. Once Lena and her mom returned, they put the items away and then Lena and I drove Göran’s car back to him at his bistro. We had a nice walk back to the apartment, and then had a very nice dinner of pasta carbonara. After dinner, we just hung out watching TV for a while, and then called it a night. I now have a new pillow which we bought while we were at IKEA, so I should sleep good tonight!!

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Lena in our kitchen
Lena in our kitchen
The view from Moms apartment wind…
The view from Mom's apartment win…
Snobin, moms cat.
Snobin, moms cat.
Lena and her mom.
Lena and her mom.
Mom & Lena as we are walking to ge…
Mom & Lena as we are walking to g…
Mom & Lena
Mom & Lena
This is where Göranäs bistro is …
This is where Göranäs bistro is…
Göran,Lenas brother & Lena
Göran,Lena's brother & Lena
A tree set up next to the concert …
A tree set up next to the concert…
Dinner at moms
Dinner at moms
Lena...Skål!!
Lena...Skål!!
Yummy dinner!
Yummy dinner!
Gavle
photo by: cvanzoen