All posts filed under: adventure

But…why Sweden?

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adventure / life / moving / personal / struggle / travel

If I were to label my relationship with Sweden on Facebook it would most definitely be, ‘It’s Complicated‘! As we now know, my background story is all over the place. I actually pity my closest friends, because they have undoubtedly heard me explain my story hundreds of times to any poor, innocent fool who’s asked that loaded (for me, anyway) question: Where are you from?  These are the friends that can practically recite my little […]

Arriving in Sweden

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Hej hej! As you’ve probably noticed, I’m in Sweden! I arrived last week and have been fighting both a nasty cold and horrendous jetlag, so I have not had much of a chance to blog. The trip over, for those of you wondering, was fine. I was really anxious about flying with Winston, but other than a minor issue at customs in Stockholm (they couldn’t locate Winnie’s microchip, despite using about 4 different chip readers! […]

nyc snapshots

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Last November, Conrad and I spent a long weekend in New York. We stayed with my brother-in-law and his wife, who live in a gorgeous apartment on the Upper West Side, and had a lovely (if too short!) visit in the Big Apple. Both C and I have been to NYC before, so this trip was more about seeing old friends than sightseeing, but that didn’t stop me from snapping a few pics of my […]

summer in stockholm

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I think I can honestly say that there is nothing better than Swedish summer. It may only last one week per year (sob), but when the sun shines, the whole country just comes alive! After our France/Italy/Switzerland extravaganza, we had planned a few quiet days in Stockholm with my dad and brother before heading back to Colorado. Unfortunately, as soon as we got to Stockholm both Conrad and I became pretty sick (probably due to travel, lack […]

a day in italy

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The trip recap continues!  The day after the big party, we decided to take a little road trip to our favorite Italian border town, Susa. Originally founded by the Gauls, Susa eventually became a part of the Roman Empire, and remains of the Roman city are still found in the town’s central square. It’s small and charming, and one of our favorite places to visit in Italy. Oh, and it’s only an hour’s drive from […]

Meet Zeus

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We got to catch up with a lot of friends and family while in France, but one of my favorite reunions was with this cutie! Meet Zeus; sheep herder, village dog, and ultimate cuddle bug. It feels like he’s been around my whole life, but I just learned that he is actually 10 years young, and such a sweetheart. He’s a Great Pyrenees, known locally as a Patou.  (By the way, if you’re in the area, […]

france, part iii: la fête

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The evening of the party, we had a slight change in weather. Instead of the brilliant sun we’d had the whole week, the sky was suddenly flooded with big, dark clouds and a cool fog covered the mountains. Luckily, my dad had sprung for a cabin big enough to hold us all, just in case of rain. Well planned, Papa! And thus, the preparations began. The men even braved the elements to work the grill! […]