Day 4 (Saturday, March 14)

Happy Pi Day! (it’s “3.14” for those who order their dates that way). Slept in a bunch this morning. I think that staying up to match some times in the US is skewing my internal clock too far.

After I finally got out the door a little before 10, I decided to do a full dry-run of my commute. So, bike to the train station, train from Lund to Hyllie, and the bike to the office. There’s a lot of construction in the last leg of that, so i had to do a bit of wayfinding, but I figured it out, and then got the better path on the way back to the station. On a Saturday morning train hitting all the local stops, it was ~40 min. On a weekday express train that only stops in Lund, Malmö, and Hyllie, it will be a lot faster. Still easy to leave by 7 and be settled at my desk by 8. Given that most people roll in between 8:30 and 9, I should be set!

Rolling back into Lund, I decided to take a different way back to the hotel and went thru Lundstadsparken (Lund City Park). Discovered some interesting things. It’s a really nice park. There’s a waterpark:

And there were casualties to the wind that we had, as this tree (and others) were totally blown over. I wasn’t crazy to be paranoid about that crane!

Oddly, just to the left of the frame on this pic was an older woman in an electric wheelchair sitting alone in the middle of the grassy area. She was calling out something, but I couldn’t figure out what or to whom. Then I could see that her chair had bogged down in the muddy grass and was stuck. So, I went over and asked if she needed help (Behöver du hjälp?), and then pushed her out to solid ground. She motored away without a look or a wave. I’ll bet she was a little embarrassed.

After dropping the bike back at the hotel, I went for a walk around town. Holy Jeebus did I walk!

But I checked out a lot of things. The Library was really cool. It’s not huge, but I’ll bet we can figure out how to use the university library as well. In any case, they were flying all the right colors!

There’s a Botanic Gardens in the middle of town with a little cafe, so I went and had a coffee and a stroll around the greenhouse and gardens. It was very cool, and I will be back in different seasons to check it out. Oh, and BTW, it is literally across the street from the school that the kids are going to. So, they will probably get to enjoy it a lot more than me!

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