Once again, I missed a day, but I really am very busy at the moment. Anyways, I thought I would post some pictures from my trip, two per day. These pictures are all form Umeå, a university town in northern Sweden.
We drove out to this dam in the river, and this is the view from the base. We walked around, it was very pretty, so many birches! (Umeå is called the city of the birches sometimes.)
After our walk, we went into town to visit the farmer's market, and to get ice cream. I got vanilla and blueberry soft serve with chocolate sprinkles. Yum!
We drove out of town to visit some friends of my parents, who have a gorgeous house in the country.
The gorgeous house. This is the traditional northern Swedish style of house siding, and my mother is absolutely crazy about it. The interior of the house was amazing too, but I was too busy loving it to take lots of photos.
We walked a few minutes from the house, and went to see this river. In this picture you can see the opposite bank from where we were.
My mother and I go shopping down town.
I tried on a pair of Doc Martens. I fell in love. I am now saving like mad, because I need these shoes.
We had an afternoon snack at the Nya Konditoriet, which is a bakery in Umeå. My mother got a cafe latte, and we shared a marzipan thing ( I absolutely adore marzipan) and some amazing cake.
I venture down town to shop, on my own.
I got lost, since the walking paths weren't on the map. I figured it out eventually, and got home in one piece.
Repeat day four, minus walk along river and lostness. I went to the play ground outside the school I attended when I lived in Umeå (2002-2003), and took some pictures with macro focus.
My sunglasses, sitting on the post at the end of something.