24 June, 2013


V and I didn't make any official plans to celebrate Sweden's Midsommar weekend simply because he has been working 10-12 hour days and we wanted to take this time to just enjoy the weekend. Our landlord told us that there was always a festival of sorts on the castle grounds though so V and I walked over to check it out.

There were thousands of people gathered together on the field. It was crazy!

So we had a little lunch:

and walked around a little...

... and found Kanye West (not really)

we decided to sit near the May Pole

and there was much traditional costuming and dancing

the weather could not have been more perfect

these cuties sat next to us

It was great! After a while though, we moved to the shade of a tree and read our Kindles together. Finally, the band started playing and singing the same song over and over and over for the kids to dance around the pole - and we decided to go home. On our way out though, we saw that some people really settle in for the whole day!

and these two were just too cute.

The following morning, it was as if Sweden was deserted. We drove over to babysit and see some friends, and encountered only a handful of other people! It made for some really fast travel on the roads though!

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