The Wednesday after Oslo, we went on a staff outing to Grenna. Grenna is this cute little town that is credited for being the found of the original polkagrisar.
|A birds-eye view of Grenna.|
Basically it's a town filled with candy shops. It was fun to walk around, and in most of the shops, you were able to watch them make their candies- which was sweet. (get it? sweet? cause the candy was sweet... and it was sweet to watch?... HA)
|I get to hang out with these awesome kids on a daily basis.|
After walking the town for a little bit, we went to a lake for lunch, and then went to another town called Jonkoping (pronouced young-shopping) and walked around in the city center. It was a great time to hang out with staff and relax for a little bit!
|A waterfall we visted near the lake.|
|the gents had a rock throwing contest at the lake... of course they would.|
then we came to an opening in the cave, and built a fire and sat around and talked. Good times! (we also painted our faces with charcle... because we felt like cave men.)
Some other things that has happened this month:
Raspberry picking (yummers!)
Late night lake swims
ya. living the good life!
But in all seriousness, I am so so so blessed to be able to come up here and go on these adventures, and hang out with these awesome people and just living life. Somedays I can't believe that I'm here, doing these things. Seriously folks, I'M IN SWEDEN... and I often have to reminde myself of that!
I leave here in about 2 months (or if we want to be technical, 1 month and 24 days). I don't even know what to feel about that. There are some days when those numbers are too far away... but then there are other days when I can't figure out how I'm going to fit everything in before I leave.
Part of me is excited to come home and to see everyone again (and my dog... man, I miss that guy), but another part of me is scared to come home. I don't want to go back to living the normal life that I left when coming here. I don't want to be the same person. I want to come back changed... and somedays I feel like I've changed a lot, then others I feel like I've barley changed at all.
I guess we'll just have to see when I get back :)
AND JUST SO YOU KNOW... I'm not always playing around in caves and lakes... but we do actually work up here, and that's been great too! We have a group of about 70 teenagers from Germany here for 2 weeks. It's chaos. But I love it! I love when the day is filled and busy. I guess I work better under pressure.
Well well well. I guess that is all for now.