Spa

Since we now average more than 10,000 steps per day, we decided a foot spa would be a good investment. Here are Hillary and JenJill giving it a test run!

Bryant’s mail is still ends up going to the first hotel in Lund, so we need to go over there once in a while to pick it up. Today was the first time it’s been too warm for us since we arrived. We were stuck on a super hot train for about a half hour, but now we know to watch out for the regional trains, even if it means waiting a bit for the next local.

Midsommar

https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/culture-history-and-art/swedish-traditions/midsummer-tradition/midsummer/

We’ve been invited to a party! It’s an outdoor event with an international group, most of whom have Swedish spouses so it should be a traditional experience but not too difficult for us to join the fun. The girls found new outfits for the occasion. We’ll post pictures tomorrow!

Also, don’t miss the first ever live streamed summer solstice from Stonehenge.

The view of Bunkeflo village from the Vintrie bike path was lovely today. I thought about having the girls gather the 7 kinds of flowers but I wasn’t sure it would be allowed. There are blooms everywhere so maybe we can get some fresh before the party tomorrow. Bryant says “gathering” is allowed with very few exceptions such as rare plants.

More Malmö

A few sights from a walk around Hyllie. There is a beautiful school and park nearby, with amazing landscaping – a local man told me it is part of a 10 year plan to create green space like Central Park in NY.

Meet Jen-Jill…

Sophia’s doll, Jen-Jill, is ready for an adventure. Drum roll, please… she and her dog are joining us on our move to Sweden! Watch for her travel updates. Tomorrow is the big day- St Paul to DC to Frankfurt to Copenhagen, and finally, across the Oresund bridge to Malmö. 🇸🇪🥂

Hogwarts Trunk

And here is the project I’ve been working on- Lupin’s trunk. It had an old sticker on it with 1899 in the corner, maybe a travel date. Here are some “before” photos. It was made by Duluth Trunk Co. which opened in 1890.

Garden Show

This had lots of potential but the reality was, sadly, quite frustrating. It was insanely crowded. We arrived exhausted from the long, hot train ride, then battled the crowds to purchase sun hats and find our picnic basket. We recovered a bit after our riverside feast and decided to explore Hampton Court Palace rather than continue w the garden show. CJ and David enjoyed some educational talks and demos while we admired then Tudor kitchens and learned more about the dark history of the palace.