Saturday, February 27, 2010

Marm Alarm & The Garden of Sweden

Marm is in town!

Went to an Irish pub with marm the other night. She sneezed and somehow her glasses flew four feet off her face and smashed on the floor. They didn't break, but it was pretty ridiculous. We had a good long laugh.

Conversation with Mom....

Me: This is the first full day it hasn't snowed in the 2 weeks I've been here.

Mom: Oh yea? How long have you been here?

Me: Two weeks!

Mom: Three weeks?

Me: TWO!!

Took Mom to Sweden today. That was a trip. Popular quotes from the day:

"Julie, do you know where you are going?"
"Juj, is this our stop?"
"Should we get off here, Juj?"
"Which way should we go now?"
"Are we lost?"
"Are you sure you know where you're going?"
"How much money do I have Juj?"
"Can we go to the castle?"
"Is this the castle? "
"Where's the caste?"

We survived. Had a lovely time shopping and visiting the Malmo castle / prison / museum. Mom's favorite decision: "Should we have dinner in Sweden or Denmark?" We went back to Denmark. It's pretty funny how safe and familiar Denmark seems compared to a new foreign country. Even though we weren't in Sweden for too long, it is still another language, another map, another train, and another currency equation to figure out.

Total country count: 7 (Anyone want to guess the 7? I'll send you a postcard if you get it right ;)

Back to watching this tsunami alarm....Hopefully nothing happens.


Anonymous said...

I just want to say Julie took all those quotes out of context.

AL said...

Denmark Sweden U.K.
France Ireland
Canada USA

Julie Erickson said...

you were close Al, switch France with Mexico. But I will send you a postcard for participating =)

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