We found a good price for tickets to go to Oslo which is only two and a half hours drive from where my grandparents (now my mothers) summer place. So we took a time out and escaped to the swedish archipelago.
It started out with a two hour flight to Oslo then a three hour wait. two hours bus to Tanums hede and a 40 minutes ride to Hamburgsund where Mom picked us up at the ferry. Exhausted we crashed into bed (after putting together the crib and baby chair from IKEA)
Midsummers eve started in rain, rain and more rain. It is the first time I have been there on Midsummers and it actually rained the whole time. The dance was cancelled and we resorted to eating our Sill and Strawberry cake inside. I introduced the familly to Frets On Fire and it was a great success on a rainy day. On the second day the rain held up and somebody arranged a day after dance with a makeshift mini maypole and tradition was restored. Silly dances where danced and the kids (or rather everyone feeling young at heart) got their candybags. On the third day we where blessed with brilliant sunshine so both Anja and Angelina could explore outside.
The highlight of the trip for me and possibly Angelina was climbing to the highest top of the island and looking out over the magnificent view, archipelago, ocean, tiny cars and cows far away just standing at the top of the world looking out. Once down me and my brothers where exhausted and out of breath Angelina said “top! Lets GO!” and pulled my hand to take her up again.
Now we are home again for two days washing and repacking to go to the Salvation Army congress next weekend. We did a little maths and realized that on this next trip Angelina will have flown over 20 airplane rides and she is only three!