11.29.2007

sweden 2008

more than two years ago, when david and i had been dating for less than a week, we got together with our friends steve and melissa one afternoon. somehow the conversation turned to travel -- travel to sweden, in particular. i told them i would love to go back sometime, and david said that, despite his full-blooded swedish heritage, he has never been. neither melissa nor steve has been, either, and melissa suggested that we all go, and that i be their tour guide.

initially, i laughed. i haven't been to sweden in 14 years, not since i was on a choir tour for two weeks. granted, i had studied there for six months during the winter prior to that tour, but it's been 14 years. what good would i be as a tour guide? and yet, it would be a trip to sweden. we agreed we would plan for sweden 2008!

last night, we met to discuss timing and an incredible offer for lodging that we simply can not pass up. so, we are going to sweden for ten days in july 2008! ja sure, you betcha!

i have a feeling i'm going to be frequenting sites like these over the next few months.

stockholm

as you can see, our weemes have gone ahead to do a little scouting and research for us.

8 comments:

simplicity said...

I am J.E.A.L.O.U.S.

Can I come?!?

Kidding aside, you'll have a blast and I can't wait to hear about the planning, see pics of the trip and the stories that I'm sure you'll have to tell.

I heart Sweden!

melissa said...

WHEEEEEEEE! i'm so excited. excited for the planning and anticipation. excited that we have great friends in you and david, and that we're confident we'll all have fun together. excited for another stamp on my passport (have you gotten your name changed on yours yet?). excited for glass factories and singsong lingo and the gajillion pictures i'm going to take. watch out sweden, here we come!

Alli said...

I'm so jealous too! How fun that you planned this when you had just started dating.

audrey said...

oh, how fun! hope you all enjoy the planning and excitement of a fun trip. wanna take the long way around, and make a pitstop in Cali to pick us up?? :) can't wait to see all the photos when you return...

Zach said...

Sounds fantastic! Can't wait to hear all about it.

jacks said...

Fun! You are going to have SUCH a fun time!!

mar said...

how fun! i want to visit norway. i've been to bath where my brit-relatives emigrated from, but i'm three-quarters norwegian. i'd at least like for my old dad to get the chance to visit.
btw, i wanna try the glögg (or perhaps gløgg for me). do you serve anything else special with it?

the johnson's said...

hmmm...14 years ago, sweden. it has an awfully familiar ring to it. oh yeah, i was there too! how cool that you can go again. someday, i'll get to take meghan.