During our walk around Gävle Sweden, my wife Lena started spinning around on her heel. This is her taking a spin...silly girl!
Tonight is New Years Eve, my first New Years celebrated in another county! After breakfast, I shoveled the walk and drive way to Göran’s house because it is still snowing and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon!Looks like we got another 12 -18 inches since last night!!
We took the bus to moms, checked to see if she needed anything while we were out, then walked to the main shopping area of town about 15 minutes away. We checked out a few stores and shops, most of which were closed for the holiday, then looked for a place for lunch. We were both craving pizza Swedish style, and after a long search, found a place called Buddy’s. This is an American 50’s/60’s looking place with Elvis songs playing (and others from that time) and lots of old American car memorabilia hanging on the walls and ceiling.
Me enjoying a beer and some pizza!
Not only did this place look cool, but there were a good number of people eating here, so it had to be good, and were we right!! I’ll definitely be doing a review on this place later, but for now; the food was great, service excellent and friendly, and the atmosphere fun!! We’ll definitely come back here again!!
After lunch, we walked a bit more before heading back to moms. Just before 4:00pm, Lena and I walked down the street to an area across the river from the concert hall to watch the city’s fireworks show. They have it at this time so the whole family can enjoy the show. It’s still early enough for the younger kids to be up, and all the drunken young adults are not out yet! After the fireworks, back to moms where Lena fixed pork tender loin with curry cream sauce and rice.
This year, we celibrated News Years in Gävle Sweden with my wifes family. At 4:00pm 31 Dec 2009, the city did a fireworks display and this is a short clip of that.
After a very yummy dinner, we watched traditional New years Eve TV shows until it was midnight. We toasted the New Year with some sparkling wine, and then around 12:45am, Lena and I walked to the bus stop to catch a ride back to Göran’s house. Of course we had to make our way through the hordes of very drunk young people near the town square, some of which could barely walk. It was kind of funny watching some of them trying to walk, or get on a bus with the sidewalks and steps covered in snow and ice! The local police drove by many times keeping an eye on everyone, so I wasn’t worried. Once back at Göran’s, it didn’t take long before we were ready to call it a night. Only two more days left here in Gävle before we start our trip back home.
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