Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Leaving Burma for Sweden there was one main thing I was looking forward to…Fall.  Today was a day that made my soul sing. The colors are just past peak, but vibrant yellow and burnt orange colors surrounded my family and I as we continued our new tradition of finding a different nature reserve to hike in every Saturday morning.  Vako Myr is a 13km square … Continue reading Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Family European Vacation Pt 2: Dinkelsbuhl and Environs

This is the long awaited sequel to European Family Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps.  We are out of the highlands and down in the lower Bavarian farm land.  Our center of operations was the delightfully medieval town of Dinkelsbuhl.  And this was a great place to base ourselves out of!!  The town seems to come directly out of an old medieval story; its the type … Continue reading Family European Vacation Pt 2: Dinkelsbuhl and Environs

Höö: Another walk in Smalands

Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant.  This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain.  This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been established in order to preserve the old “peasant landscape”.  The preserve includes farmland, cow pastures, forests, a lake, and a Bed & Breakfast that offers … Continue reading Höö: Another walk in Smalands

Family European Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps

Blink.  It is gone.  As the summer begins to set, memories of its rise fade away.  As I scan back to late June, K excited about going to castles in Germany, M only concerned with playing with his older brother’s toys, and momma S returning from a work trip to Berlin just to pack again for our family vacation; I know that my account here … Continue reading Family European Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps

Happy Birthday Sir K!!

Today is my son’s birthday.  It also happens to be my birthday as well.  When my wife first got pregnant and we did the calculations and determined that K would probably be a July baby, two thoughts went through my mind: oh no…having a summer bday is tough, & I really hope we don’t have bdays too close to each other. Cancer’s tend to be … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sir K!!