Land Of Valleys
I've been picking mushrooms all weekend. In total we managed to grab a hold of almost 20 liters. My dads sisters husband guided us through the deep dark forests in the land of valleys (Dalsland). During our short stay there we lived at the White Sands (Vita Sandar), beside Vänern a giant lake that stretches as far as the eye can see! See the gallery for pictures of the trip.
After awaking late on Friday and hurrying to school just in time to miss my first and last lesson, I was picked up by my parents and we parted on a 5 hour journey south. First we visited Märta an old relative (78 yrs), who recently got a stroke and is now half paralyzed. She wasn't a nice sight to see, but a visit is obligatory. After that, we continued to the White Sands Camping area. It was pitch black (they don't use the outdoor lights now that the tourist season is over), so we struggled through the darkness in search of our small house we had rented. After a short while of searching we found it and slept peacefully throughout the night.
The next day my dads elder brother came to visit at 7 in the morning, least that's what he had planned, but he awoke one hour later than planned, luckily for us. He used to be a captain (on a ship) 50 years ago, and the stories he tell are always amazing. Anyway, me and my sister played table tennis for a while and then we departed sight-seeing. We later ate at my cousin Kristina's place and then went mushroom picking. We got back to our place just as the sun set, some nice pictures taken then. :P
The next day we packed, ate lunch at my dads sisters place and then left. I had been planning to bathe a lot on the beach, but it never happened, maybe because of the coldness of the water... or that we just didn't have time. I was surprised at all the tourists still living there though, even though it's far from summer anymore. They even closed the swimming pool and cafe, and still there were about 40 house-cars and tents neatly lined up on the field.
It was a fun trip, looking forward to next years mushroom voyage..