Last day in Gävle

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It snowed over what I shoveled yesterday!

Today is our last day here in Gävle, and it is still snowing!! Since we have an early flight out of Stockholm tomorrow, we will be spending the night in Stockholm to avoid having to get up very early and getting a train at 4:30am. But for now, we will be spending the day with mom at her place.

We really appreciated having Göran & Bibbi's house to use these past few days!! My only regret was not having a pair of ice skates to use. With the ice rink set up in the back lot, I'm sure I would have spent a few hours out there yesterday!!  

After breakfast, we packed, cleaned up the house a bit, I shoveled another 20+ inches of  snow, then we made our way to the bus stop.

Me waiting for the bus.
It still amazes me how people still ride their bikes in this weather. Another thing I have noticed is the city plows the sidewalks here. Of course here the sidewalks are as wide as a single lane on the road to accommodate all the bikes and pedestrians that use then, so the same plow that does the street can also do the sidewalk!

After a short wait for the bus, we were on our way to moms. Once there, we had some lunch and relaxed a few more hours before we had to make our way to the train station. I could tell it was hard for Lena and her mom to say goodbye, but we will be back in June, so they'll see each other again soon!

We made the 15 minute walk to the train station, and yes, it is still snowing!! Once at the station, we purchased our tickets and boarded the train. Good bye Gävle, see ya in June for Midsommer!!

 

huibdos says:
Good choice of having jul in Sweden!
I hope Lena isn't homesick by now:)
Posted on: Jan 16, 2010
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Me waiting for the bus.
Me waiting for the bus.
View out the upstairs bedroom wind…
View out the upstairs bedroom win…
Looking down the street in front o…
Looking down the street in front …
The front Göran & Bibbis house a…
The front Göran & Bibbi's house …
They ride in any weather!
They ride in any weather!
Moms snow filled balcony.
Mom's snow filled balcony.
Lunch at moms.
Lunch at moms.
Lena and me on the train headed to…
Lena and me on the train headed t…
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