You should try to get over there. It's simply beautiful. Last year we took a cruise through the archipelago and loved it. I've heard the coast compared to Maine. If Maine is anything like that, I would love to live there.
My mom went way back when she was in college but no one else in the family has. And hahaha, yeah, it's not a stereotype. You should hear my mom. Even though she never lived in Minnesota, ohmigosh, she still has the accent. "Ohhh ya!" Since my mom's health is not very good, I don't think we'll go anytime soon but someday I'd like to. I know my extremely Swedish brother would like to go. Then again, maybe he has. He doesn't tell us things. o.O Me, since I'm adopted, not quite so much but I'd still like to see the countryside.
That's really neat! (So I guess it is true what they say about swedes emigrating to Minnesota; I just thought that was a sterotype.) My boyfriend's cousins live near Nykoping (except the o has two dots over it). It's said like "knee-shopping" lol It's about 1.5 hours south of Stockholm. Have you been to Sweden before? I love the climate and countryside. It's soo green!
Let's see. Her dad came from Sweden when he was 8 and lived in Minnesota, then they came to CA and became rice farmers. Uhm, she says his family is from Guttenberg and something that begins with L and vaguely sounds like "lin-chipping." Southern Sweden, she says.
I'll be jetting off to Sweden to meet my boyfriend. He's already been there visiting his family for a week. I'll have internet, tho! He goes over there every year to see his family, and this year I got invited along, too!
I'm not surprised water lettuce is becoming illegal. Both plants have a habit of taking over in native waterways. Triploid grass carp are sold here to attempt to keep those plants under control in ponds and lakes. Better get some while you can!