July 2, 2016

MIDSOMMAR in HERRLJUNGA, Östergötlands + Stopover in GRÄNNA!

 GLAD MIDSOMMAR!!! We hope you enjoy the video of our midsummer adventures as well as these travel photos that we've been enjoying taking!
Much like our last Midsommar in Sweden we enjoyed a stopover in the charming village of Gränna on our way from the East to West coast of Sweden to spend Midsummer with Jonas' twin's family!
The quaint main street is lined with candy shops full or their famous "polkagris" candy canes that were first invented here in 1859. If you look to one side there's a breathtaking view of the Lake Vättern and to the other you see charming houses nestled into the side of a cliff, truly a fairytale town!
We went to Haraberget in Herrljunga just like last year to see the traditional raising of the maypole and dancing 'round it! We enjoyed a walk around the pond there and these old buildings are a treasure.
 We didn't stay at the summer cabin this year but we did enjoy a delightful midsummer feast and view of the lake!
 Midsommar Day we visited our favorite Swedish summer cafe: Crea Diem Bokcafe!
 They have the best homemade fika and a gorgeous area to sit under the trees and enjoy the lovely summer weather.
 We had the most wonderful time celebrating one of our favorite holidays together and are so thankful we could be in Sweden for it this summer! Just a few weeks ago we had no hopes of even getting a vacation for a year! It's funny how life can change so suddenly but we're glad the change in the wind took us here for the most beautiful time of year in the North!
-Tales of Sheaves

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