the village on the canal.

söderköping (south borough) is a cute, little village about 30 minutes from where i live (norrköping-north borough) that lies on a canal, göta canal, to be exact. the canal winds it’s way from eastern sweden, where the baltic sea lies, to the western coast and the city of gothenburg. in the summer it is a favorite vacation destination. you know, grab your sailboat or sleeping cabin motor boat, and slowly make your way across sweden by water, stopping at little villages and harbors along the way. for all you east coast americans, think the intercoastal waterway, only on a much smaller scale. sounds like, fun huh?

well, the cute, little village of söderköping fills with tourists and boats during the summer, and lina & i thought we’d pay the canal town a visit yesterday. that’s right… a mini road trip!

being the earth-conscious friendly people that we are (and also because we don’t have a car. hehe.), we hopped on the public bus after lunch and began a cozy, lazy afternoon of wandering around the village on a typical, crazy-weather, swedish summer day…

 ready to ride!

 you’re always beautiful, sweden.

 looks like a storybook, huh? people actually live here. and the thing is, everything’s all modern inside. i’m sure of it.

 i could hunker down in this little cottage, uh huh.

 the perfect tourist street.

 the canal’s boardwalk: cozy shops & restaurants.

boats from all over show up here. isn’t this the french flag? but, the boat says “holland”. i’m confused. or i need to study my flags.

ok. you have no idea how important this place is. it’s an ice cream restaurant. swedes love their ice cream like i could never even begin to describe with words. on the other side of this building is a line so long that it takes about an hour to get into the restaurant. what’s on the menu? only ice cream, of course! this side of the restaurant is take-away ice cream. shorter lines, but still amazing ice cream.

 i had a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of mint chocolate. delish!

 my love enjoying her ice cream.

this picture means everything to me. she means everything to me. our life means everything to me. when i see us here, i think of the past 3 months… the fear, the struggles, the lessons, the tears, the challenges, and my amazing wife… to be standing here with her, so close, my heart is filled with love. it means everything that we were standing together, that she is with me. all my love to you, my baby.

 the swedish flag against a swedish sky.

you know, you gotta just grab the days as they come. get creative with your life, make memories & moments, and never take for granted any time spent with loved ones…

hmm… i wonder what’s in store for me today? i wonder what’s in store for you? work or play, today is all we’ve got. let’s make it count!

wishing you some lazy summer peace.

 

8 comments

  1. The best photo in this set is of the two of you :) It’s wonderful to see the two of you so happy together.

    And arggkkhh! LOL. I want to travel!!! Hahaha! I swear your photos make me wanna go take off. *Screams* ARRGGH (I’m actually laughing here, lol.)

    Okay. Now that’s done –

    I’m thinking about getting a D7000 although not sure if I’ll do it. Not much point in getting a new camera when I can’t even get out and about yet :)

    • liz

      Awww… you’re so sweet. I love the pic of us too. ;) Thanks! You will most definitely have a chance to travel,, and you’re more than welcome here!

      Oh yeah, get one! Ou can start taking pictures of random things. Maybe it would force you to be more creative. Hehe

  2. You gotta gotta work on your flagiology as this is indeed the dutch flag. The french is same colours but not lenghtwise as in it’s like the irish or Italian in it’s set up. More importantly looved the picture of the 2 of you. It’s amazing to see you like that eating ice cream (!). Together with reading your caption it brought a tear to my eye. LOVE

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