Cue family photo time! These aren't the same quality as my hobby pictures, but they are still fun in their own right. Enter Sweden 2010! My first year there!
I arrived in Sweden like 9a local time after flying in (on an overnight flight) from working the summer for the USFS in Arkansas (which is a whole 'nuther set of photos). So I got some time on the water my first day there!! (Erik's family lives in a coastal town).
Erik's uncle, LB, driving their boat. Most Swedes are rather tan because they enjoy EVERY day of sunshine.
Another boat we saw on the water that day.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Erik and I. I have no clue how I was still awake at this time.
Next day! This is a popular Swedish game called Kubb. You throw blocks of wood at blocks of wood to try to knock them down before the other team does. I'm surprisingly good at this game.
... I couldn't stop laughing either. It means "exit." Ironic, no?
These things were everywhere!! So cute!!! This is the best picture I could find of them.
My last day there was the best weather wise, so we took the boats and went out one of the islands in the Baltic and did some typical Swedish things. Like firing the potato canon.
And more boating! That other guy is Erik's cousin Oskar.
There is a story behind this. Because Erik's and my flight left so early in the morning we decided to stay at the airport in Stockholm rather than drive the 2 hours there in the wee hours of the morning. This was our hotel! It's a 747 converted into a hostel! The rooms even had the bulkheads in them!