Day at the Tylösand spa!
Rest and relaxation and then right back to work! Well . . .maybe after a quick trip to the sauna :)
Hello, dear vänner!
Tonight I will read some more Nicke Nyfiken at bedtime and reflect on the past days and my stay with family number five. We've crossed the midway point now nearly, and it's just been so amazing that I can't hardly imagine what else is in store for us! Tonight we were with our host families, and Peter and his parents joined us for a LOVELY dinner of hamburgers on the grill! I was in heaven......and this was even before dessert!
Yesterday we started with a relaxing transition into the swing of things (our midtour break having ended) by going to the spa at Tylösand, the hotel owned by Per Gessle of Roxette. We enjoyed the hot tubs, relaxation pools (indoor & outdoor), steam room, sauna, and swimming pool prior to attending a lunch time meeting with another of Halmstad's five rotary clubs. It was an informal presentation with this club, as they also had a guest musician for a program. We ended the meeting fabulously with accompaniment by a violinist as we sang Vem Kan Segla.
Greeting us as we arrived in Ängelholm at the town hall were the American and Canadian flags flying high! We
Per Gessle's letters of rejection...with his platinum (?) records! What do they know!?
speculated as to whether they were flying in our honor and were truly humbled when we found out that they were. Another reminder of how monumental this exchange between nations is! If that weren't enough, our dinner party with the Ängelholm representatives and the incoming GSE team from Sweden commenced with a performance by the local marching band, with the Rotary flag proudly displayed on the back wall. It was a fabulous gathering; the excitement and energy were palpable, and both GSE teams enjoyed a dinner together to recount experiences and share memorable moments between the two...
Today we had a tour of the countryside, the sea, beautiful gardens, and a city tour. Noon time marked presentation number eight (I think). Were becoming very comortable with our presentation and continue to receive positive feedback...
That's about it from me for the evening. Going to go catch up with Nicke (Sweden's version of Curious George) and learn about my colors and shapes!
Thanks for checking in!
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